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Re: Greylisting for @debian.org email, please

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> writes:

> On 18-Jun-05, 17:24 (CDT), Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote: 
>> An email address with such blocking on it is therefore not suitable
>> for the Maintainer: field of a Debian package.
> Any spam filtering system is going to have *some* false positives. Are
> you claiming that if I do *any* spam filtering on the address listed in
> my packages, it is not suitable?

I'm saying you must make sure you can get bug reports from users.

For example, if you occasionally filter a message, but in such a way
that the user can tell that they have been filtered, and in such a way
that it isn't going to be every message from them which gets filtered,
then the user can send a second message saying, "hey, my email got
filtered!" which you will receive.  If you then spend the time to
figure out *why* their email got filtered, and fix it so that they can
send the original message and others like it, then I'm fine with it.

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