On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Juan Flynn wrote:
> One thing I've noticed in passing - many 'spam' mails sent to ILUG
> appear to be multipart MIME messages with the attachment (presumably a
> HTML file) deleted. How about only allowing plaintext posts only?
> The argument of lowering the bar to posts messages perhaps lowers it too
> much. How about a 'how to post to ILUG' web page with simple
> instructions on how to subscribe. Perhaps even have a CGI post-to-ILUG
> form where people can post directly onto the list without subscribing, a
> bit like the ILUG tips forum. This means the bar is still low enough for
> newbies to post to the list. The present situation of having 'the bar'
> lying on the floor being trampled by spammers would then end and most
> spam will be stopped unless the spammer makes the effort of either
> subscribing or using the CGI form.
I think that is a great idea
particularly since most new users these days are more familiar and
comfortable with bulletin boards and webmail than real email clients.
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