[Debichem-devel] making debichem Maintainer

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert.spam at gmx.net
Tue Aug 14 23:14:48 UTC 2007

Am Dienstag, den 14.08.2007, 10:34 -0700 schrieb Jordan Mantha:
> I'm moving the discussion over here. :-)
> I think it would be better to have the list as maintainer. I guess the
> problem we had last time was spam. Would it be possible to whitelist
> @debian.org ?

Yes, but that doesn't help. BTS mails are not sent from @debian.org
addresses except a DD sends the report. Maybe one can whitelist the

Resent-CC: <the mail address>
Resent-Sender: Debian BTS <...>

headers, but I'm not sure.

> Would that allow bug reports to come to the list?


> I know
> that debian-tex-maint at lists.debian.org uses their list address for TeX
> packages. I haven't seen really any spam (other than bug spam) from
> them. Perhaps we can ask them what they are doing?

This list is hosted by debian.org and it is probably checked with spam
detection tools like spamassassin. The alioth lists are not checked (to
my knowledge). Typical open lists at alioth are: debian-xml-sgml-pkgs,
pkg-java-maintainers, dpatch and the emboss list. And to my knowledge
they are all spammed.

AFAIK you only have two choices when using a list address as maintainer
(1) open the list
(2) still moderate the list

The latter needs some active moderators.

Regards, Daniel

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