[Beowulf] Moderation of the Beowulf Mailing List

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 07:16:20 PDT 2012

Ya I have basically dropped all the ones that are caught. They are all 
spam just dropped another big bunch again just now.

Arend I am quite suprised Spamassassin hasnt been setup and integrated 
with mailman. I am not sure if that is possible, but I can find out and 
let you know later on today, that is assuming they have an IRC channel.

On 17/08/2012 15:56, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> I can tell you want we do on another list where I'm a moderator..
> If it's an "autogenerated spam"  just dump it silently automatically 
> and unsubscribe (these are easy.. They have email addresses like 
> asdfgh at bogusdomain.com)
> I can find out what we use for our filters.
> If it's spam that's "out of character" with the previous posts from 
> the apparent source, assume it's spoofed origin, dump it silently.  If 
> it's someone we (moderators) know, we might send them an email saying 
> we got the spoofed source, but since there's not a heck of a lot 
> anyone can do, it's of dubious usefulness.
> From: Jonathan Aquilina <eagles051387 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:eagles051387 at gmail.com>>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:13:00 +0200
> To: Arend Dittmer <adittmer at penguincomputing.com 
> <mailto:adittmer at penguincomputing.com>>
> Cc: "beowulf at beowulf.org <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>" 
> <beowulf at beowulf.org <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Moderation of the Beowulf Mailing List
> I am looking at the moderation tasks and it seems like there are 
> already a number of spam messages waiting there. Question I have is do 
> i reject the messages and discard them as well as add the sender to 
> either the reject or discard list?
> How are we going to proceed with these emails?
> On 17/08/2012 00:55, Arend Dittmer wrote:
>> Hi Everybody,
>> I am with Penguin Computing, who is hosting the beowulf mailing 
>> list. Thank you for volunteering to share the burden of moderating 
>> the list. Doug Eadline suggested that everybody agrees to this 
>> mission statement as a common denominator:
>> "/As moderators we strive to preserve a focused and open discussion//
>> of HPC technical issues. We will support civil discourse and
>> disagreement, but reserve the right to moderate personal attacks
>> and inappropriate content of a non-technical nature. Mild commercial
>> promotion of projects and products is permissible if the topic has been
>> /
>> /suggested by prior non-commercial list conversations or queries./"
>> I would like to share the list administrator password with you. The 
>> easiest and safest way to share is probably via SMS. If you could 
>> please send me your cell phone numbers so that I can send you the 
>> admin password. I promise ... I will delete every number as soon as I 
>> have sent the password. No follow-up calls from Penguin sales ... :)
>> One issue all of you may want to look at its the topic of spam 
>> filtering. Right now e-mail from unknown sources is held, and the 
>> queue can quickly get pretty lengthy. Joe Landman offered to help 
>> with installing a spam filter. Joe, please let me know if you need 
>> any privileges beyond list admin for this.
>> Thanks again for volunteering
>> Arend
>> -- 
>> Arend Dittmer
>> Penguin Computing
>> (415) 954-2863
>> ---
>> /Follow us on Twitter: @PenguinHPC/
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