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Re: Spam uncontrolled

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:10:49 -0500
Message-ID: <3C55BE59.BFDDE43C@w3.org>
To: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
The www-validator-css mailing list is now moderated. I'll have the pleasure
to receive all the spams and sort the messages before they reached the
list :)

Philippe

Etan Wexler wrote:
> 
> The amount of spam flooding the lists
> <www-validator-css.w3.org> and <www-i18n-comments.w3.org>
> is unacceptable.  I am subscribed to both lists; dealing with
> the spam as an end user is a chore and more.  I would like to
> remain subscribed to both lists because I feel that they are
> the correct fora for discussions that interest me.  I propose
> (or perhaps beg) that the World Wide Web Consortium
> take measures to block spam from entering its mails.
> 
> I have reviewed Gunnar Lindberg's  "Anti-Spam
> Recommendations for SMTP MTAs" (BCP 30, RFC 2505).  I
> believe that certain measures are easy to implement and will cut
> the amount of spam dramatically.  Checking the Internet
> addresses of or the domains of sending hosts should serve
> our purpose.  I notice that most of the spam is coming from a
> few hosts.  And much of the spam is sent to sophia.inria.fr, which
> is blindly relaying the junk to public lists.
> 
> I thank you for your attention to this thorny matter.
> 
> --
> Sincerely,
> Etan Wexler

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Philippe Le Hegaret - http://www.w3.org/People/LeHegaret/
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), DOM Activity Lead
Received on Monday, 28 January 2002 16:10:50 UTC

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