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When email service providers start having large volumes of spam moving through their services, they apologise and fix the problem urgently. If they don't, they get blackholed and can't send email anymore.

When a centralized platform with an effective monopoly does it, they tell FOSS maintainers its their job to keep spam off of the platform

Keeping spam off of sr.ht is one of my roles as the primary sysadmin and it has not even once crossed my mind that it could be anyone else's responsibility to deal with it, least of all the maintainers of projects who have been kind enough to host with us

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