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

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at
Mon Nov 4 08:34:52 CET 2002

"Ko-Kang Kevin Wang" <Ko-Kang at> writes:

> 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.

What makes you think the list isn't already filtered? It is, in fact,
quite heavily filtered, albeit only with the "taboo" filters that the
majordomo listmanager software supports. You should actually have seen
several mails that were manually approved by Martin and modified to
circumvent the filters. 

If my own mailbox is something to go by we'd likely have about 30-40
spam messages per day per list if they were unfiltered (quick check of
my maildir [the part that isn't specifically filtered into R lists]:
last 1000 message numbers goes 3 weeks back; 283 of them are
nondeleted, and I generally only delete things that are clearly spam.)

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