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Re: Branden's mail policies

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 02:53:21AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sunday June 19 2005 2:31 am, Simon Huggins wrote:
> > You can see on your "blacklist backlash" that JaNET, the UK's
> > academic network is listed as respecting the DUL.  Blacklisting via
> > the DUL is a positive measure when coupled with virus scanning
> > smarthosts as it reduces the number of virus mails spread by clients
> > like Outlook.
> Y'all do realize that greylisting takes care of those about 9 out of
> 10 times, and the overhead to do virus scanning is minimal on what
> does keep retrying long enough to get greylisted, right?  DULs are
> considered stupid, you might as well just deny mail from

My point isn't a technical one; it's a social one.

Our elected leader, when faced with a problem that he knows will stop
his mail being delivered to certain recipients, should IMHO work around
it in order to fulfill his role.

Sure, not with his maintainer hat on, not with his personal hat on, but
when you're in a role and posting from a role address I believe that
occasional jumping through hoops may be required.

To not do so, and further more to pretend that this is all the
recipients fault (do they all control their mail servers?) and
highlighting the fact that they are doing so via a public announcement
just seems like a great way to piss off lots of people.

I think Debian annoys enough people already without adding more ways ;)


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