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Thu, 27 Sep 2001 11:48:36 +0100
[ Ketil Malde asks about recent spam on Haskell mailing lists... ]
> How about disallowing non-subscribers from posting? This list is my
> main source of spam these days. (Effective filtering is your friend)
My apologies for this spam that got through. Mailman's automatic
filtering catches *most* of the spam bound for the list - there are
usually a few messages per day. The ones that get through are very much
the exception, but it does occasionally happen.
I could turn on subscriber-only posting if there's a consensus to do
that. It might be inconvenient in that you have to post from the same
account that you read Haskell mail from though, and I know some people
have separate email accounts just for receiving Haskell mail. What do
Also, what do people think about the volume of Conference-related
announcements sent to the list (firstname.lastname@example.org in particular)?
Most of these get caught by the filter, and I tend to disallow only
those that have no connection to programming language research at all.
This could be tightened to Haskell-related or functional
programming-related conferences only.