[osg-users] [Auto-Reply] I'm driving right now - I'll get bac...

OpenSceneGraph Users osg-users at lists.openscenegraph.org
Tue Oct 6 05:20:04 PDT 2020


On Tue, 6 Oct 2020 at 09:05, OpenSceneGraph Users <
osg-users at lists.openscenegraph.org> wrote:

> As I understand, the OSG mailing list is linked with the google groups.
> Would it be an option to stop using the mailing list and only use the
> google groups?
> On Monday, October 5, 2020 at 5:39:34 p.m. UTC-4 OpenSceneGraph Users
> wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 20:30, OpenSceneGraph Users <
>> osg-... at lists.openscenegraph.org> wrote:
>>> How are you not able to tell who is sending these posts? Isn't that a
>>> prime opportunity for spam messages if you can't forcefully remove users
>>> who are abusing the mailing list?
>> Mailman is presently anonymising the sender, which helps prevent users'
>> mail addresses being used by bad actors, but alas it also means I don't
>> have a way I can see of the poster.  If Mailman has a facility that would
>> allow me to track the poster then I welcome suggestions.  Perhaps it can be
>> configured back to not anonymising poster till we track down the problem
>> account.
 I think the correct fix is to stop the anonymization in Mailman. It is
largely counterproductive because on the off-chance that some address gets
harvested for spam or harassment it is now difficult to conduct any
meaningful discussion. And booting an abuser or user who has a
misconfigured e-mail account becomes nigh-impossible. I have not seen any
other larger project do this.

If someone has issues with harassment or spam due to the addresses
harvested from the list, it is easy to create throw-away addresses using
e.g. Anonaddy.com.

And re Google Groups - switching to that wouldn't really fix anything, the
problem is not Mailman as such but that it is explicitly configured in a
silly way. Groups show the sender addresses in the e-mails and on the
website too if you are a group member.

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