Proposal to phase out * email addresses

Duane Clark fpga at
Thu Jul 12 16:39:46 CDT 2007

Due to the rather large amount of spam sent to the * email 
addresses (as opposed to *, I would like to phase them out. I 
will state up front that this proposal benefits only me or any future 
moderator. Since I have been doing that for about 6 years now, hopefully 
I'll get a bit of sympathy ;)

A cursory inspection of postings to this list show that almost everyone 
already posts to * I would propose that for a few weeks, I'll 
simply keep track of where people are posting to, and send private 
emails to the very few who post to .com. Once everyone is posting to the 
.org address, I'll implement a filter in mailman that simply drops the 
others. I have already done this as a test on the announce, bugs, and 
cvs lists, and this eliminates about half of the spam.

And while I am at it, anyone who wants to help with the moderation and 
is willing to stick with it for the long term, let me know.

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