pbs Digest, Vol 62, Issue 15

Iain Brodie of Falsyde auchgourishgardens@falsyde.sol.co.uk
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:19:20 PDT
It is very sad to see folk like yourselves so inconvenienced by these 
creatures who abuse their targets and the systems in place for honourable 
business communities, and individuals.

Personally I already get around 150 + here in Scotland every day, on a 
'good' day, some of them are egregiously offensive and disgusting and I 
don't think of myself as a prude. I get these for my business, our family 
and also because I am the Shennachie for our Clan to that pop box as well.

Somehow the whole system is going to collapse unless ways can be found to 
curtail all this nonsense. I get stuff here in Japanese, Chinese, Russian, 
German as well as people trying to operate in English from Hispanic speaking 
countries and its driving me nuts.

Try to keep smiling, but it isn't easy. I think this community is very 
interesting and while most of the time I am just 'lurking' but I find it 
fascinating to learn of the different types of bulbous plants folk work with 
and the highly varied conditions that you all work under, so different for 
us here in the far north on the other side of the Atlantic. Don't give up.


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> Hi,
> Since this list has been hosted by ibiblio the amount of spam addressed to
> it has increased dramatically. As this happens we as administrators
> (Arnold, Diane, and me) have tried to cope with it and so has ibiblio. One
> of the changes that ibiblio is making as of next week is to discard all
> messages that come from addresses not subscribed to the list. In the past
> anyone writing to the list who was not subscribed would get a message
> telling them their note was not delivered since they were not a member of
> the list. Unfortunately the spammers would then send spam to the address
> that sent this message and soon the spam to this address was out of 
> control.
> At first we got all these messages delivered to our email addresses too,
> but finally that was too much so they are now held in a place where we can
> look at them. When those messages got to be 100s a day, ibiblio started to
> filter them as well so the number of those we have to look at has recently
> been reduced.  If one of those message came from one of you using an
> additional email address that was not the one you were subscribed under, 
> we
> could help. Now those messages will just be discarded automatically 
> without
> notice. So if you post to the group and you don't see that it appears,
> check first to be sure that you used the same address for the messages you
> receive. If you want to be able to post from multiple addresses you need 
> to
> let Arnold, Diane, and me know. We can add the extra addresses as approved
> addresses where you won't get messages but can send messages to our list. 
> A
> number of you have already given us extra addresses.
> Messages from people trying to reach members of this list from the 
> archives
> and looking for help we expect to be discarded automatically too. Diane 
> has
> proposed a way we could still see these messages, but we haven't heard 
> from
> ibiblio back to know if this is an alternative. This change will save us
> time, especially Diane, but will mean that there are people we will no
> longer be able to help. I think back to those early days of the Internet
> when you didn't need a firewall, didn't have to worry about viruses or
> other evil plans to steal your identity and/or wreck your computer, and
> when you didn't receive all kinds of messages you don't want to get.
> Mary sue
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