On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 10:34:16AM -0600, Bob Campbell wrote:
> > Is there any chance that the owner can switch this list to accept email 
> > only from a subscribed person?  
> I was under the impression that part of the intent of this list was to allow
> non-developers to send in bug-reports, suggestions, and general questions to 
> the developers, without necessarily having to use rec.games.netrek.  This 
> list is publicised on the netrek webpage as a source of info for new users.  

Indeed.  One possibility is to use a bulletin board instead of or in
addition to a mailing list, but in the end there is no way to filter out
spam messages unless the list is restricted (subscriber-posts-only or

What bothers me more than the spam, though, is that the netrek mailing
list archives are consistently mined for email addresses.  My work email
address got accidentally archived on vanilla-list, and no less than 24
hours had passed when I got 3 messages advertising porno when I've had
none before.