[Mageia-discuss] Mailinglist woes, Old messages released

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Wed Jun 13 11:37:33 CEST 2012

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On 13/06/12 05:55, Johnny A. Solbu wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 June 2012 12:29, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> The default should be that: mailing from outside the list
>>> should be allowed,
>> That would cause an awful lot of spam messages
> And it would have the direct effetct that some of us will leave all
> lists that have this setting. Whenever I detect that a list I'm
> member of allow mail from outside without moderation, the first
> thing I do is complain to the admins. if the reply is that this is
> intentional, I leave the list.
> So if Mageia ever open their lists to non-members without
> moderation, I'm leaving the lists permanently, untill I get
> confirmation that the list is only for members again, or that
> non-members are moderated.
The answer has to be to make the moderators' job as easy as possible.
 Mailman has tools that will help, too.

As I said, I get email alerts when new files arrive in the mod queue.
 If they are obviously spam there is no hurry, and I don't necessarily
do anything the same day.  If I see one that is genuine, I log in,
deal with that and drop the rest (drop, not bounce).  If no genuine
ones arrive I go in once a week or so and drop the spam.

A lot of spam moderation is avoidable, too.  There are certain
addresses that bulk-mail fairly often, and they can be added to an
automatic-drop list.  Similarly, names known from another list to be
useful can be added to an automatic accept list.

FWIW, I could handle one more mod queue, if it helps.

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