On Fri, 24 Mar 2000, you wrote:
> Annoying isn't it?
I was more annoyed by the unbelievable markup than by the content :-)
I think the phrase I once used was "a random asemblage of tag-like
objects masquerading as HTML"...
> I'm pretty sure it's possible to block non-subscribed email addresses from the
> list, buth then if you post a mail to the list from any other address other
> than the one you subscribed with there'll be a delay until I verify that
> it's a real email message.
I'd be seriously worried about any list-serving software that _did_
allow people to post from anything except their subscribed address.
Are you saying that this software may not allow you to block mail from
> People think this is acceptable?
Sadly, yes. I long since switched on the non-subscribed block on all
the lists I run. It was the only way to keep out random spam.
The latest proposal (only a proposal right now, maybe I mentioned it
before) is an attachment slicer. This filter looks for the relevant
headers and slices off the rest of message at the first sign of an
attachment, before sending what's left to the list. This means that
people who insist on sending plaintext messages in text/plain
attachments instead of the body-part, will find themselves sending null
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