Proposal to phase out * email addresses

Jeremy Newman jnewman at
Thu Jul 12 16:51:17 CDT 2007

I am not opposed to this.

One of the benefits of the upcoming 'etch' upgrade of the server is the
newer SpamAssassin in 'etch'. After the upgrade I'll also implement a
'sa-update' cron job that will keep us updated with the latest rules.

On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 14:39 -0700, Duane Clark wrote:
> 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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