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The only way to get round this, which might, or might not, be possible, would be for there to be a charge made to the Fool which would be refunded if the new subscriber cancelled in the first week but had not had any posts pulled.

I moderate a Yahoo Groups board with exactly this same problem. Our solution was that new signups to the board are all set to Moderated status until they post an on-topic message, which generally indicates that they are going to behave themselves. Then I edit their status to "posting allowed."

In my experience, nobody "goes renegade;" either a spamhaus signs up an address, spams and leaves, or a legitimate poster signs up, posts and stays. All it takes is one post, I've found, to ensure that the poster is 'legit.'
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