cpunks forwarding ?? - [wayward4now at gmail.com: Re: New Mexico? Solar observatory evacuated by FBI, under lockdown/control until further? notice, Blackhawk chopper, antenna work crew + no observable threat [PEACE]]

Greg Newby gbnewby at pglaf.org
Fri Sep 14 14:28:59 PDT 2018

On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 02:19:33AM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 09:07:07AM -0700, Razer wrote:
> > I accidentally send from other accounts occasionally. I believe I
> > did so just last week, and I don't get bounce messages either. Just
> > sayin'. Settings check.
> Well it was more "fun" when we didn't have to subscribe first to
> fun-spam the list with some <ahem> "fun" email...

Yeah, it looks like the list was unmoderated (i.e., open to any posting from any address) way back when.  I don't know when it became limited to subscribers only, but this is not a recent change.  

If there is clamor for letting anyone from anywhere post without subscribing (perhaps with a few anti-spam provisions, like greylisting), we could consider it.  But hopefully the "fix" to getting a proper bounce message when a message doesn't go through will be sufficient.

We do have lots of people who change their email address frequently.  Also people who subscribe multiple addresses (setting some to "no mail") so they can post from different addresses.  This is completely unrestricted and automated, so it's quite easy for anyone who wants to to subscribe and then start posting immediately. 

The big archive of pre-2016 postings that was shared last month from was dominated by spam, it seems.
  - Greg

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