tons of spam

alan alan at
Mon Jun 18 15:53:23 UTC 2007

On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, George wrote:

> wow guys,
> I've been signed up for this list for about a week and I've noticed a ton of 
> spam coming in now. I guess I should have used a different address than my 
> main one... I could stand the traffic, (and this is a high traffic list!) but 
> all the spam, no way.
> If redhat can't control things better than this on their lists, I'm not sure 
> I want to use fedora.

You must be new on the net...

This is a public list.  There is no way to prevent spammers (or anyone 
else) from harvesting your address for their own purposes.

As for "volume of spam", I am not certain what you are complaining about. 
I get next to no spam these days. Little, if any are posted to this list.

But then again, I use greylisting on my mail server and that kills 90+% of 
all spam my mail server receives. Spam Assassin gets most of the rest.

You are not encountering a problem with Fedora, you are encountering a 
problem that exists with e-mail lists as a whole.

"ANSI C says access to the padding fields of a struct is undefined.
ANSI C also says that struct assignment is a memcpy. Therefore struct
assignment in ANSI C is a violation of ANSI C..."
                                   - Alan Cox

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