Not everybody follows mailinglists through the mailinglist itself.
use gmane, rss feeds, just stumble upon the web archives. If you need to
discuss with the developers just once or twice having to subscribe
through some mailinglist before you can join the conversation is really
Inconvenient? Deleting 10's of SPAM every day is *more* inconvenient. Who is more
important to the elfutils discussion - those who are subscribed and take the 5 seconds to
get subscribed, or random strangers who are too lazy to subscribe?
Totally skewed priorities ..
Just make the mail server reject the spam instead of
forwarding it to all subscribers (and adding it to the archives) would
solve all problems IMHO.
As has been mentioned, there is no mailserver administrator within reach who can do this.
There is however a list admin who can set the list to subscriber-only.