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Time for Moderation in this group?

Ashok Aiyar aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu
Wed Oct 14 08:06:26 EST 1998


On 14 Oct 1998 13:41:55 +0100 (BST),
    Tim Cutts (timc at chiark.greenend.org.uk) wrote:
>Moderation is a solution which does not
>penalise people on mailing lists and those on low bandwidth sites.

Unfortunately moderation rarely works, because the "Approved-by"
header, which is added by the moderator can also very easily be
added by the spammer.  In fact one nntp client commonly used by 
spammers does it for you.

As an example, look at the amount of spam that is posted and 
propagated within the commercial, moderated, clarinet.* hierarchy.

Ashok
-- 
Ashok Aiyar, Ph.D.
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu




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