Re: [E] [OpenDaylight TSC] Moderating mailinglists

Casey Cain

Ok.  Sorry for the slow reply.  I've spent a big chunk of time going through the settings changing things up a bit to hopefully reduce the spam.  Unfortunately there is no way to bulk apply settings.
I have removed the ability for non-members to post to our mailing list.  They must at least be a member of announce@... to post (other than Security).  New members will have their first message moderated and then they should be automatically unmoderated after that.  I've also added Navid as a moderator.

Let's trial this for a bit and see what happens.  Hopefully we'll see a reduction in spam.  If there are any other community volunteers that wish to act as moderators, please let me know.

Casey Cain
Senior Technical Community Architect
Linux Foundation
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On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM Robert Varga <nite@...> wrote:
On 21/10/2021 19:48, Ghazisaidi, Navid wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> I'll take care of it. Can you send me the credentials and links to the
> mailbox(es)?

The way this works is you get those emails to a mailbox of your
choosing. How to set it up -- I have no idea, but I bet Casey does know
exactly what to do :)

Thanks so very much,

> Thanks,
> Navid
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:26 AM Robert Varga <nite@...
> <mailto:nite@...>> wrote:
>     Hello everyone,
>     we sorely need people moderating our mailing lists.
>     The jobs description is simple:
>     1) setup filters to redirect approvals to a separate folder
>     2) look at that folder at least once a day, doing:
>     2a) delete spam
>     2b) send an empty reply to valid emails
>     Step 1) is required because <> just does
>     not have any spam
>     filter, so you get all sorts of offers. S2N is probably around 0.05.
>     The
>     good thing about is you know how most favorite spams on the internet
>     look like.
>     This is a critical job, as it makes our conversations with potential
>     new
>     members fluid, as oftentimes they do not subscribe and ignore the
>     message <> sends them.
>     Any immediate takers or persons willing to find volunteers, please?
>     Thanks,
>     Robert
>     P.S.: Just a data point: in last 8 hours I got one new subscriber
>     notification and 7 spam messages in that folder.

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