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Postby ZebCarnell » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:05 am

Yeah it just seems to get like that after a while to me. Specially when people keep sending help messages with no details.
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Postby A-Wing » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:31 pm

Although I have to manually filter 20-30 spams a day on my LUG's mailing list admin panel. I do prefer them to forums but they take getting used to. I personally think Usenet is superier to both but hardly anyone uses it anymore.
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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:12 pm

Usenet was superior, before the spam got out of control. but without the subscription control, it's impossible to prevent.

How can spammers post to your LUG ML? Is it open-posting? Or are some of your members spammers? :)
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Postby A-Wing » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:32 pm

It used to have a public web archive and spam bots picked up the ML address via that. None of the spam posts make it to the list as anything posted by a non-subscriber is flagged for moderation, but 99.9% of the time this is spam.
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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:22 pm

Ah right. Most lists either dump or bounce non-subscriber posts.
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