Is anybody doing anything about the spam on this list?


#1

It seems to me that the amount of span on this last has gotten a lot
worse over the last couple of months. Are we hoping that Google
filters out spam? Or is that the responsiblity of the list owners or
something? I admit I’m not sure how this is supposed to work.

I use Google G. to read the list… perhaps I should use GMail
instead and hope that GMail’s filters will catch the spam?

Jeff


#2

On Jun 3, 7:57 am, Jeff removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

It seems to me that the amount of span on this last has gotten a lot
worse over the last couple of months. Are we hoping that Google
filters out spam? Or is that the responsiblity of the list owners or
something? I admit I’m not sure how this is supposed to work.

I use Google G. to read the list… perhaps I should use GMail
instead and hope that GMail’s filters will catch the spam?

Jeff

a lot of the spam is from Ruby-forum. The guy ( I can’t remember his
name) has been very responsive when asked to block users here:
http://www.ruby-forum.com/forum/2


#3

Gmail catches quite a bit of it, but some still gets through. I just
report
it and it seems to drop a bit for a while. Ive noticed most come from
either the forums or from infected machines.

On 6/3/07, Jeff removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Jeff


Richard J Hancock
Developer
Dreamhaus Media, LLC


#4

Ditto on increased spam. I haven’t tried reporting it (via Gmail) for
fear it would block legitimate mail. But Richard, you’re saying this
hasn’t been the case for you?


#5

I’m 99% sure Google’s spam algorithm is the same for everyone. So
reporting or not reporting spam has essentially no marginal effect on
what Google blocks for you. However it does have an effect on
improving their spam algorithm.

However, I report spam directly here in the group (available under the
More options link).


#6

On Jun 3, 5:05 pm, dasil003 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

However, I report spam directly here in the group (available under the
More options link).

Cool, I’ll be more diligent about using that, and let’s hope things
improve.

Thanks.
Jeff


#7

I’ve been directing everything to my gmail account
(auto-archiving/tagging
it) and using the gmail spam filter. It’s trainable, but watch the
false
positives. It’s like a 2 steps forward, 1 back process.

I get about 90% of it filtered.