From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain on
On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 20:47:12 +0530
Shashwat Anand <anand.shashwat(a)> wrote:
> Lately this list have been spammed a lot. Any workarounds by moderators?

Not as long as it is gatewayed to Usenet. You can kill most of the
spam by blocking anything from with a Newsgroups line.
Unfortunately you will also block a lot of legitimate postings.

If they would turn off the gateway then legitimate posters can choose
to join the list but as long as the gateway is there then there is no
reason to switch.

With the gateway off there are all sorts of tools to reduce spam. I
think the best one is to set the flag to only allow subscribers to post
and to start all new users as moderated and remove the moderation on
the first posting as long as it is not spam. If the first posting is
not spam then chances are none of the rest from that user will be spam.

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