[R] Discussion: Spam on R-help

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 15:53:24 CEST 2003

Christian Hennig has already replied that there have been serious
computing disruptions at ETH (as can be seen from the delays on the R
lists), and Martin Maechler is away at present.

Normally there is extensive spam protection in place, and Martin has done
a lot of work to ensure that you don't see things.  It really is unfair to
Martin in particular to jump in on one of the rare occasions when things
go wrong.  He deserves praise for the normal situation, and perhaps we 
need to turn the checks off from time to time so people appreciate the 
excellent work done on their behalf.

Can we please drop this thread until Martin returns and has the time to 

On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, M. Edward Borasky wrote:

> Well ... I have SpamCop on my incoming e-mail, and it snagged every one of
> the beasts ... *And* reported them to whatever authorities SpamCop has
> available to handle spam reports. Those few ISPs that listen to SpamCop
> reports will chastise the spammers for their aggression.
> SpamCop costs $30US a year. If there's a way to hook it up to the incoming
> port on the R-help mailing list, I'd be willing to contribute $30. It also
> catches viruses for those of us blessed (?) with Windows.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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