[fpc-pascal] Spam

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Mon Mar 12 03:25:15 CET 2012


On 3/11/2012 08:08, J├╝rgen Hestermann wrote:
> Jonas Maebe schrieb:
>> Sorry about this spam message. This person simply subscribed to the list and
>> then sent the message. I've now changed the list options so that new members
>> are moderated by default. This may result in some new members' first real
>> posts to be accidentally discarded along with the spam that's held for
>> moderator approval, but I don't know of another way to defend against this
>> sort of abuse.
> Please don't overmoderate everything! It is so simple for me to delete some spam
> messages. They cannot be avoided anyway.

ummm... speaking as one who has fought the spammers and won their mailbox back 
from them, this is much bovine fecal material... i have fought "them" from 
+1000/day spams back to less than ~5/day... it is very possible but one nes to 
stay vigilant and report the spams to those who can actually do something about 
it...

> Filtering spam does not work perfectly. Trying to find every spam (well, what's
> spam at all?) will also delete some interesting (and sometimes even important)
> message too.

this is the main reason why one /must/ visit their spambox and unspam those 
legitimate messages that may be in there... this is not something to be taken 
lightly... sadly, until the spammers and advertisers are eliminated from the 
'net (which will never happen :(, one must understand and verify much of that 
which they "see" coming in from the 'net...

speaking as a security researcher, this is also an ongoing job that everyone 
really should also learn, understand and deal with properly ;)




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