Spamming of news server

Christopher Molnar molnar at
Tue May 25 03:03:41 BST 2004

If you are posting through the server, it is 
read only. You can always subscribe and post to the mail list.


On May 24, 2004, at 9:58 PM, Stefan Teleman wrote:

> So does this mean that i will not be able to post replies to questions
> i get on the kde-solaris list ? I do not have a ktown account.
> --Stefan
> -----
> On Monday 24 May 2004 21:50, Christopher Molnar wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The news server had a major spam problem over the last few days
>> that I was just made aware of by a Fidonet "sysop"  who asked me
>> to stop carrying a whole bunch of groups. I have therefor cut off
>> all user posting to the news server and the system is now read only
>> - I do not wish to upset those whom allow me to cary their
>> echos/groups. I also do not have any good ways to control spam - as
>> I do not have time to read and moderate every post. I am also in
>> the near future considering restricting access to read - requiring
>> user id and login - I am concerned about people harvesting email
>> addresses.
>> I am looking for ideas on how to resolve the above issues and if
>> anyone is familiar with innd can come up with an idea how to make
>> email addresses un-usable I would appreciate those as well.
>> I think I have gotten the config files properly to allow
>> to post, but if any problems occur please let me
>> know.
>> Thanks,
>> -Chris
> -- 
> Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
> steleman at                          -Monty Python

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