Re: Spam fighting test for new subscribers
- Hi, Bill
Those pesky spammers get everywhere. I recently accepted a new member into my Yahoo art group and 5 adverts for something-or-other were promptly posted as messages to the group! I've deleted "her".
--- In email@example.com, "Bill Kearney" <wkearney@...> wrote:
> We've had a spate of spamming attempts lately.
> Thus I've instituted manual approval to join the list instead of it
> just being open.
> The system automatically joins a user to the list when they create an
> account on syndic8. We get e-mail notifications of these. We also
> get e-mail notices when those accounts actually subscribe.
> What comes as a surprise is how many requests to join the list are
> coming a) without an s8 account being created and b) without any
> resemblence of a sensible subscriber request. It's clear the spammers
> are running automated scripts just signing up to lists without human
> Hopefully this will cut down a bit on the spammers trying to harvest
> addresses from our list.
> Anyway, regular subscribers should really see no difference.
> Thank you,
> --Bill Kearney