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Re: Spam

On Thu, 12 Nov 1998 dirson@debian.org wrote:

> Ulric Eriksson writes:
>  > 
>  > I've had it. From now on only registered subscribers can post to this
>  > list. That is a PITB because there are valid reasons for non-subscribers
>  > to post, but the spam is becoming a nuisance.
> Hm, we use another mechanism on the Debian lists, which allows
> non-subscribers to post: on 1st submission, reply to the sender a mail
> with a random cookie in the subject, asking him to reply to this mail
> to get registered as authorized to post.

The idea is nice, but it doesn't seem to work: after I unsubscribed from
debian-devel, anything I try to post is just silently dropped. I read the
list from the web archive and there are sometimes questions about Siag
which I would like to answer.