I disagree with the MUA/MTA argument, because it assumes that everyone
on the list is handy with their MUA - This may not be the case;
Especially if one of the things we are trying to do is to encourage new
people. A "new person" may not have any idea of the capabilities of
their MUA, they may not want to know anything more about their MUA.
Too often, as engineers we look at problem like an engineer - Spam is
coming from the list to my MUA, therefore I (and everyone on the list)
should fix their MUAs. This is not how non engineers think. They think
more like "Spam is coming from the list, therefore I should get off this
list as it is annoying".
If we don't tackle the spam problem, people will unsubscribe, some of
which will be people who contribute ;this is a net loss to the list.
From: Paul Askins [mailto:paul.askins at analog.com]
Sent: 02 March 2004 17:03
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Spam and more spam
Sure wasn't it "Dermot Daly" <dermot.daly at itsmobile.com>
sometime around Tue, 2 Mar 2004 17:01:46 -0000 said:
> Hear Hear. Its getting waaaaayyy too much. Has anyone considered
> that though the open policy is an excellent one, the amount of spam
> being delivered of late will cause people of unsubscribe - Remember
> that all of these people are potential posters, etc.
>> /ducking behind Michele
This has been discussed to death on many ocasions, ending up usually
producing more mail about the spam than the spam itself. The end result
of which has invariably been that: The list will remain open No sub
lists will be created as no-one would subscribe to them Spam is an MUA
problem, not an MTA problem. And I never knew what MUA/MTA was until
now, google is my handy that way sometimes.
Email: Paul Askins <paul.askins at adbvdesign.analog.com>
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