Re: Look at these update from M$ Corporation.
On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 22:06:42 +0200, David Fokkema <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> If you decide to go off channel and send a mail in private, why not
> just reply to a resent request?
As a matter of principle, I refuse to jump through these
> At least with tmda (and I gather, also with Alan's program) you are
> automatically added to the whitelist. _If_ you decide to go off
> channel, you only have to reply _once_.
I happen to disagree with adding innocent people to the
collateral damage caused by spammers; so tmda requests are, in my
eyes, spam, and are treated as such.
I often lurk on these fora in order to see if I can
help people; and I am darned if I am going to jump through hoops to
help people out. If they do not wish to hear my answers, or responses
to bugs, etc, well, heck, I am surely not going to intrude where I am
> As Richard already said, why not just accept (or at least tolerate)
> both filtering and C-R?
Because I prefer spending my time elsewhere, and in my
opinion, more productively (perhaps answering some other question). I
also refuse to join these efforts in which the balance of effort for
spam prevention has been shifter to the correspondent; I think this
is letting spammers gain more control of my activities than I wish to
allow them to do.
> With tmda, your mail is not sent to /dev/null. It is queued and a
> challenge is sent back. You only have to reply, with or without the
> body, add nothing, do nothing, don't look up your sentmail folder,
> or whatever. Just reply. I don't use C-R myself (I use
> SpamAssassin), but am rather sympathetic towards C-R.
Well, since all these tmda stuff is sent to the spam bit
bucket, I am unlikely to reply. If anyone is interested in my email,
_they_ can act to see to it that they can get to my email.
I don't care to correspond with people who expect to plead to
be recognized (even if such grovelling is supposedly a minor
inconvenience to me).
"Let me control a planet's oxygen supply, and I don't care who makes
the laws." Great Cthuhlu's Starry Wisdom Band (via Roger Leroux)
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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