[lm-sensors] spam

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Jan 26 18:34:20 CET 2009


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 03:15:33PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Dear Line,
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:46:11 -0500, Pouchard, Line Catherine wrote:
> >  Dear list organisors:
> > 
> > Is it possible to keep this kind of spam of the list?
> I have already asked our administrator (Axel, Cc'd) to erase this
> offending spam from our mailing list archive. And now, Axel, please
> _also_ remove this post from Line, as she quoted the message in its
> entirety :(

Actually the spam was recogniyed at level 3.0, but the filters deny at
5.0 and above. Maybe we should lower the spam barrier (which would hit
a couple of false positives, but better to get an email a month denied
than be spammed that way).

> > Maybe restricting access?
> This would unfortunately be against our openness ideals. We want our
> users to be able to ask for help without going through the hassle of
> subscribing (and later unsubscribing) to a mailing list.
> What we would need it slightly better filtering, maybe. Alas, it's
> difficult to fight against this kind of annoyance.

In general I agree with Line, the net has become a bad place, and
while openness always sounds good, it does do more harm than good
these days. :(

OTOH wikipedia shows that it can work, but at the expense of many
volunteer time to rectify whatever the bad guys break.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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