Re: IMPORTANT: your message to html-tidy
On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 06:04:39AM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 01:57:54PM +1000, Matthew Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > This one's a bit different. It's only asking for permission to archive
> > posts to the list - I guess W3C's just trying, as hard as possible, to avoid
> > any possible legal problems.
> It's still an instance in which the autoresponse would not have been
> triggered had any half-decent AV/AS system been used to filter out spam
> and viruses. This was a response to the SoBig.F worm.
Sorry, I didn't make my position sufficiently clear. This system is as
broken as every other Challenge-Response, in that it has the potential to
annoy the shit out of a lot of people very easily, and become a nice
anonymous harassing agent.
I was just making the point that it isn't the same as a regular C-R system,
in that the intent wasn't so much to say "I want to make sure you're not a
spammer" and more "I want to make sure you agree to your posts being
publically archived" - at the very least it's a little less offensive than
normal (it's not saying "You're a spammer - prove me wrong!").
> I'm coming to the view that we're approaching the era where all mail is
> going to have to be subject to filtering, at the MTA level.
Depends on how useful you want your e-mail box to be. <g>