From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 25 Jun 2001 - 17:13:23 IST
On Monday 25 June 2001 17:08, you wrote:
> begin Colm Buckley quotation:
>> For what it's worth, there are already quite a few spamblocks in
>> place on the list...
> I'm sure it's worth some -- but, of course, spam still gets through.
I'm willing to consider more, of course. However, I am *unwilling* to
make the list a subscribers-only affair; it's been publicly touted for
a long time now as "the place where you can come to get help about
Linux", and new user's first experience of the list being "you are not
a member. goodbye." won't do us any good at all. No matter how
polite we make it; people don't like complexity, and the notion that
they now have a "membership" of something to be maintained would put
many people off.
>> A few procmail rules gets rid of most spam anyway.
> Ah, a strategic retreat from blocking it at the mailing-list level.
> I see.
There's no need to be snide. It's quite true that a little bit of
application at the MUA end (or at the MTA-MUA transition, like
procmail) can reduce spam to the level of barely-noticeable
annoyance. Not that I have a huge amount of patience for people who
think that receiving spam is the end of the world - it's not that hard
to just delete it.
-- Colm Buckley at domain NewWorld Commerce Business: +353 1 4334334 / colm at domain nwcgroup.com / http://www.nwcgroup.com/ Personal: +353 87 2469146 / colm at domain tuatha.org / http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/ Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
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