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BLU server and spam

Kent Borg <kentborg at> writes:

> In a recent Risks Digest the moderator Peter G. Neumann said that his
> submission mailbox of late was running 2% real e-mail with the other
> 98% all appearing to be junk.
> As for the list getting spam, would the traditional approach work here
> of only allowing subscribers to post?

All the BLU lists have always been restricted to subscriber posting. 
I can't speak for the non-BLU lists we host on the server, except that
when I first set them up I always make them subscriber-only before I 
turn them over to the list owner.

If others are seeing 98% spam in their mailboxes, then maybe I've just
been lucky up to now. 

John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix 
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"The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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