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The recent SPAM messages, and a suggested solution

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Hi,

I think most of us are annoyed by the recent SPAM messages that crept onto our list.
I'd like to suggest a possible solution, and maybe start a thread that eventually will rid us of this unpleasantness.

My idea:

Once every few messages from the list owners, they would send a new numerical string that will have to be included in members' list submission.
A message being submitted without this numeric string will be re-routed to /dev/null.
The current string will be announced on the messages being send to new members upon registration.

Since SPAM is sent in bulk, this may be a rather complete solution.

Bye,
Ron.
Oct 6 '08 #1
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"Barak, Ron" <Ro*******@lsi.comwrites:
I think most of us are annoyed by the recent SPAM messages that
crept onto our list.
Note that “spam”, referring to unsolicited bulk messages, is not an
acronym for anything and so is not capitalised. The term “SPAM” in
uppercase rather refers to the Hormel Foods product.

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Ben Finney
Oct 7 '08 #2

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