A little late, but...
Please do make the change. It makes little sense to mandate Spam-O-Matic
style Mail-filtering-as-rocket-science as was suggested for the sake of
avoiding a minor inconvenience for a few subscribers (the zoo -> [not]zoo
change was far worse). The spammers ratchet up their skills far faster
than we implement convoluted filtering. No reason for non-subscribers to
be able to post.
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On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Geoffrey Duke intoned:
GD:Hi, IT-Discuss readers;
GD:There has been some discussion about the amount of spam that comes through
GD:IT-Discuss, and possible ways to reduce it. The list already requires that
GD:senders are using a uvm.edu email address. Spammers, however, routinely
GD:forge their From: addresses to make their messages appear to be legitimate
GD:One option would be to only allow subscribers of IT-Discuss to post to the
GD:list. This may create an inconvenience for some subscribers because UVM
GD:email addresses can take several forms. Some folks would need to adjust
GD:I'm willing to adjust the list configuration if the community feels the
GD:change is helpful and the subscription housekeeping issue is minor.
GD:Please let me know what you think.
GD:"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty
GD:than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson