Spam is very rare on the randon mailing list. Occasionally, the email
account of one of the 1300+ members is compromised, and a
spam/spyware/virus message is sent to the list, most likely without the
member being aware of it. The randon moderators enable moderation of all
further messages coming from the members that have a compromised email
account, and the moderation setting is kept until we see a legitimate
message that convinces us that the account is no longer compromised.
We had two such messages in the past few hours. As a precautionary measure,
I have turned on moderation temporarily for ALL randon messages. The
moderators will review the messages and approve anything that is not spam.
This will cause a delay in posting of new messages, possibly as much as a
few hours, depending on when the moderators are able to get to the messages
in the queue.
I apologize for the inconvenience. If there are no more spam messages sent
to the list, I will remove the moderation after 24 hours. We will try to
keep the disruption to a minimum.