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Re: Fwd: Please confirm your message

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 09:26:34AM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:13:42PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > /dev/null is the most effective filtering solution at present, and these
> > days happens to be equivalent to these filters when applied to mail from
> > me.
> > 
> > It's easy to be effective if you don't care about false positives.
> Yes, and unless you consider people who either:
> 1) are too lazy to confirm
> 2) have a philosophical objection to confirming
> false positives,

I do. If you don't, I guess we have no common ground. Also consider
systems like the BTS that send mail; I certainly don't think those
confirmations get religiously replied to, although boredom might lead to
somebody doing it on occasion.

> You're also assuming that the users of such systems don't periodically
> check out their pending queue to make sure there isn't any legitimate
> mail in there before purging it.

Fair point.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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