Recent spam surge...

Alan Milewczyk alan at
Wed Apr 8 13:50:01 PDT 2015

On 08/04/2015 20:43, Simon Ward wrote:
> On 8 April 2015 16:36:05 BST, Alan Milewczyk <alan at> wrote:
>> On 08/04/2015 16:28, michael norman wrote:
>>> That's not how mailing lists generally work and if this one is setup
>>> like that it needs to be changed. You should only be able to post to
>>> the list if you are a member of the list.
>> +2
>> I've been a member of quite a few lists over my 20+ years on the net
>> and
>> all lists I've ever been on required you to be a member to be able to
>> post to it.
> Are these the lists of the cabals, the elite and the brotherhoods? ;)
Uh? I take it that's an attempt at humour? Anyway, I see no problem with 
requiring posters to be members.
> Over my probably several years shorter time on the net I've encountered both a member requirement and anything goes, and some in between, which might be a good compromise for the get_iPlayer list if the admins/moderators can tolerate the slight extra workload--emails from non-members go to the moderation queue, to be decided by a moderator whether it gets posted (Mailman supports this).
I'm not on any lists that moderate, although I'm a moderator on a Yahoo 
Group where we moderate new members, so if a list can accept moderation 
that's fine.

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