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Subject: RE: [chairs] Changes to OASIS TC Comment Facilitiy


While the tech services folks can provide technical answers about what part
of the mail header is examined by the mail server accepting list mail, I'd
point out that the *VAST* majority of the spam on the comment lists is via
the comment form.  UBL-Comment is certainly testimony to that.  Cutting off
the comment form will prevent most of the spam.  

The two options you describe have always existed, but have been thwarted to
a great degree.  This project will not close those loop-holes, nor will it
open them further.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: jon.bosak@sun.com [mailto:jon.bosak@sun.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:21 PM
>To: Chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>Subject: Re: [chairs] Changes to OASIS TC Comment Facilitiy
>| OASIS staff is evaluating a variety of long-term solutions for
>| enhancing public feedback on Committee work. An initial step,
>| which should significantly minimize spam postings in Committee
>| comment lists, will be to eliminate the "comment form" and switch
>| to a subscription-based email list. Each subscription request will
>| require a confirmation, which will include agreement to the
>| Feedback License.
>What prevents a spammer from subscribing to the list?  Or from
>spoofing the list by forging the email address of a subscriber
>(easily harvested if the archive is public)?

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