Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 21:41:44 +1100

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Subject: Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 21:41:44 +1100
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 21:39:58 +1100 (EST)
Hi Everyone

Just thought I should let you know that I have succumbed to requests to make Birding-Aus posts restricted to members only. I know this won't suit everyone, but the increased amount of spam has finally convinced me that this is necessary. Not that this won't stop ALL spam. Some is directed at Vicnet as a host, with the aim of forcing messages to all Vicnet's clients. And there are ways to forge mail headers so that even Restricted_Post mailing lists can be fooled into thinking that spam messages are coming from bona fide list members. But it's a start...

If you want to discuss this further, please do it OFF LIST - or better still, go to the Birding-Aus Blog and start a discussion there!

I'm still investigating the possiblity of running Birding-Aus form Yahoo Groups - or at least putting in a facility there for members to send mail to the list via webmail for members only. I don't really have time to do anything more about this in the next couple of weeks, so for the moment we have Birding-Aus restricted to messages from members only.


Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus List Owner
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