[lazarus] To reduce Spam on this list

Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be
Wed Feb 20 15:16:11 EST 2002

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Michael A. Hess wrote:

> Greetings,
> While we don't get SPAM on this list too often it can be often enough
> that it gets annoying. The way that SPAM gets through now is due to the
> fact that we allow unsubscribed submissions. It is possible to send
> email to the list without being subscribed to it. In the past we turned
> this off but it then limited people to only being able to send email to
> the list from the same email address that they received email at.
> Several people like to receive it at one but be able to send from
> several.
> Well I have found a simple way to fix this problem. What it will require
> is that you send me your alternative email addresses. It isn't an
> automatic feature of the list. You subscribe with your regular address
> that you want to receive email at and then send me an alternative list
> of email address that you want to be able to send email from.
> Send this list of email addresses to my private email address, not to
> the list.   :-)
> I plan on turning of the unsubscribed submission feature on Friday so
> please get me your email addresses before then or you will not be able
> to submit to the list from alternate addresses.

One additional thing you can do is create a virtual account on the server machine which
is subscribed as a submitter to the list; Then create a small web form that
allows people to pose questions without being subscribed; send the mail as
coming from the virtual address, and include their original address in the
mail so people can reply to them directly.

Of course link the virtual account's mailbox to /dev/null...


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