Spam on the list [Was: Re: [R] Urgent ...]

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang Ko-Kang at
Mon Nov 4 02:08:53 CET 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Corrin Lakeland" <lakeland at>
To: <r-help at>
Cc: "Matej Cepl" <matej at>
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: Spam on the list [Was: Re: [R] Urgent ...]

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> On Mon, 04 Nov 2002 03:58, Matej Cepl wrote:
> > Can the list be set-up so that only subscribed members of the
> > list can post?
> I'm sure it could, but I would like to note that this causes a number of
> problems.  For example, the address I post from is not the address I'm
> subscribed from. You can get around this by autowhitelisting and similar,

I agree.  If I post a question to the list I often use my university email
but I subscribed using my ISP's email.

What about applying some filtering rules on the list server?  For example,
automatically reject any emails with all capital letters.

But then again, the number of spams on this list, in my opinion, is relative
fewer than some other mailing lists.


Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Post Graduate PGDipSci Student
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
New Zealand

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