Subject Re: [firebird-tools] Spam
Author Paul Schmidt
On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 09:12, Helen Borrie wrote:
> Paul,
> At 07:57 AM 6/08/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hey, does this list have a moderator? Since July 21st there have been
> >18 messages, of those 15 are what I would define as SPAM. Giving us a
> >signal to noise ratio of 1:5
> >
> >I suggest that the powers that be (Helen?), set the moderator approval
> >flag and that for the next 90 days, all messages must pass moderator
> >approval.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >And now back to our regularly scheduled spam.
> I don't know about you, but I can spot the porn and spam from either the
> email address, the subject or both. I'm not curious about the content - I
> just delete them.
> I have much more to whine about than you do. What I have to do is log in,
> search for the bad account, remove it, then bring up the Ban interface and
> ban that account. Then I have to go to the message archive and delete the
> offending messages. Half the time they are hit-and-run attacks anyway -
> they are gone by the time I get to them.
> On yahoo, we have two options for any subscriber: allow to post or not
> allow to post. It is not like Postfix, where the posted messages can be
> moderated before delivery.

Actually they can, set the all messages require moderator approval flag,
in the group setup, it can be set up so that the moderator gets an email
when an approval is pending, if memory serves you reply to approve the
message, forward it to discard, go to the website, click on pending, and
you can ban the user from the message screen, and discard the message.

It works quite well for groups like this one, where the volume is fairly
low, I am a moderator on another group that is setup this way, if you
need assistance let me know on list, and I'll reply off-list, this email
address throws away all non-list mail, so don't reply directly to it.