I refuse to post to Usenet without a spam blocker.
I see no reason to subscribe to the mailing lists using a blocker. The
lists (except the 'request' ones) can be posted to by anyone so we get the
spam filtered through the list remailer. The spammer has only the list
address, not the address of the list members.
"Prevent Net Litter - Shoot a Spammer"
>>>>>> "Brenda" == Brenda Hare <Brenda.Hare@Cedar-Rapids.Net> writes:
> Brenda> Putting "NOSPAM" in your e-mail address, makes the mail
> Brenda> undeliverable and makes it bounce back to them. Hopefully
> Brenda> it will choke them.
> Brenda> PEOPLE, on the other hand, usually know enough to simply
> Brenda> type in the REAL e-mail address, which just requires
> Brenda> removing the NOSPAM part.
> Brenda> Try it!
>This is not a good idea.
>The mailing list software that runs this list is configured not to
>allow non-subscribers from posting to the list -- this cuts down on
>some spam & people who "query and run". If you start hacking your
>return address to be you@real-isp.NOSPAM.com, then you'll never be
>able to post to this list again.
>Subscribing to GEN-NYS-L as you@real-isp.NOSPAM.com is not a
>workaround either since the mailing list software will remove any
>addresses it has trouble sending mail to.
>Has anyone noticed that you can't pull a list of subscribers from
>GEN-NYS-L? I've deliberately prevented this to prevent spammers from
>adding subscribers to their lists.
>Marc Nozell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>GEN-NYS-L list owner
>http://www.rootsweb.com/~nozell (genealogy stuff)