This work was initiated in 2009 by Frans Pop and has been one of his numerous contributions to Debian. Thanks, Frans, for starting this as meticulously as you always did with your work in the project.

Cleaning spam from the debian-boot list

Now that the listmasters have created a working toolset to actually remove spam from the mailing list archives, it seems like a good idea to make a coordinated effort to clean spam from the list archives.

This page is intended to coordinate the reporting of spam in the archive for the debian-boot list.

What's needed is that a few people go through the list archive for every month and consistently report all spam that they see. That should get the messages listed for the next stage, the review by DDs of reported spam, and their eventual removal.

Please try to be as thorough as possible: try to report all spam, but also try not to report mails that are not spam. In general spam is fairly easy to recognize from the subject of the messages, so let's start there: just go through the thread index for a month, select suspicious messages, report them, and then either return to the index (using "back" two times) or go to the next message (using the "thread next" link). I've found that this works well if you look ahead a bit on the index page to check if there's a series of spam messages.

Spam needs to be reported by multiple people. But to avoid too many people doing the same months, please register in the table below which months you've checked. Let's start with the most recent years.

/!\ A message currently must have 5 reports to pass to the review stage.

/!\ The batch job that makes reported posts available for review and removes posts classified as spam runs only once a week (Sundays).

There shouldn't be any need to review archives prior to those that follow, now.

year/month

nr. of reports

checked by (separate names/nicks/initials by a space)

2013/11

5

LucaCapello dww StefanoCanepa LauraArjona hwansing

2013/12

5

LucaCapello StefanoCanepa dww LauraArjona hwansing

2014/01

5

dww LucaCapello LauraArjona hwansing FrancescaCiceri

2014/02

4

LauraArjona dww FrancescaCiceri LucaCapello

2014/03

2

dww FrancescaCiceri

Status according to Listarchive Review Statistic page:

date

reports

posts

reviews

removed spam

classified as

reported

considered

total

spam

ham

inappropriate

ham

inappropriate

2009/05/02

16117

4364

284

291

170

121

0

0

N/A

N/A

2010/01/03

46201

9063

4784

17289

16413

649

227

4533

174

4

2011/01/02

52452

9571

6804

25491

23334

683

1474

6394

178

70

2012/01/01

54461

9863

7038

27123

24431

699

1993

6637

178

96

2013/01/06

55406

10022

7143

27540

24843

699

1998

6733

178

96

2013/01/13

55414

10024

7144

27554

24857

699

1998

6733

178

96

2013/01/20

55425

10027

7145

27564

24867

699

1998

6741

178

96

2013/01/27

55440

10030

7147

27566

24869

699

1998

6741

178

96

2013/02/03

55483

10030

7152

27587

24889

699

1999

6745

178

96

2013/02/10

55501

10034

7153

27607

24909

699

1999

6750

178

96

2013/02/17

55507

10034

7155

27611

24913

699

1999

6751

178

96

2013/02/24

55507

10034

7155

27615

24917

699

1999

6751

178

96

2013/03/02

55520

10035

7155

27617

24919

699

1999

6753

178

96

2013/03/09

55521

10036

7155

27617

24919

699

1999

6753

178

96

2013/03/16

55521

10036

7155

27617

24919

699

1999

6753

178

96

2013/03/30

55527

10039

7155

27617

24919

699

1999

6753

178

96

2013/04/07

55541

10041

7157

27617

24919

699

1999

6753

178

96

2013/04/21

55541

10041

7157

27623

24925

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/05/05

55548

10042

7158

27623

24925

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/05/12

55554

10044

7158

27625

24927

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/05/19

55556

10045

7158

27625

24927

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/06/02

55567

10051

7158

27625

24927

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/06/09

55585

10054

7161

27625

24927

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/06/16

55591

10055

7162

27631

24933

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/06/23

55602

10059

7162

27633

24935

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/07/21

55640

10061

7169

27640

24942

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/09/01

55658

10066

7170

27649

24951

699

1999

6755

178

96

2013/10/13

55683

10070

7174

27673

24974

699

2000

6771

178

96

2013/11/01

55692

10077

7174

27674

24975

699

2000

6771

178

96


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