Listowners-L ArchivesArchiver > Listowners > 1998-02 > 0886939112
Subject: Re: CLOSED LISTS
Date: 08 Feb 1998 06:58:32 -0500
>>>>> "Larry" == Larry and Barbara Hedden <> writes:
Larry> Folks, I'm afraid closing your lists is not going to cure
Larry> your problems unless you can sit on you computer all day
Larry> and night. Closing your list via the utiity page only
Larry> prevents posting by non-members. You are still allowing
Larry> anyone to subscribe. All the scammer has to do is sub to
Larry> your list and in the next breath send his poison.
Right, but most spammers are looking for as much quantity as possible
in the shortest amount of time. They are not going to first subscribe
and then post to the 1000+ mailing lists on rootsweb when they can
just send to the 50,000 other addresses on their spam list.
This may change as spammers continue to evolve and perhaps be more
For me, simply requiring that people be a subscriber before they can
post if sufficient for now.
Marc Nozell <>http://www.nozell.co