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Re: [OT] Spam fights

Incoming from no name supplied:
> First off, if you are not Richard Atterer (richard@list04.atterer.net) 
> and you are strapped for time, I'd like to warn you in advance that 


> On Jun 10, 2004, at 6:10 AM, Richard Atterer wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 12:27:04PM +0300, Dmitry Golubev wrote:
> >>I second that. If I receive a confirmation message I never respond to 
> >>it!
> >
> >If *I* receive a confirmation message, I always respond to it!
> >
> >That's because all confirmation messages I get are in response to spam 
> >with
> >my address in the From field. If I confirm, the person sending me the
> >confirmation message will be delivered the spam. If more people did 
> >this,
> >confirmation senders would notice that the system doesn't work.
> Well, you're just an asshole.  It has been said that without assholes 

Now, now.  This list does have rules.

Anyone using a C-R system is just _asking_ for it to be abused.
That's the "Challenge" in C-R.  If anyone challenges me, I followup,
and they're ridiculously naive not to expect it.

I'm not Richard.  I don't reply to Spam, worms, viruses, or C-R
systems (except for self-initiated requests, of course).  However, I
can see where he's coming from.  I don't fault him a bit.

> subjected to such a process.  Which brings me to what really annoys 
> me...
> "Out of Office" messages posted to mailing lists.  Bob, if I cared that 

Pot ... Kettle ... Black.  You're allowed your hot buttons, but he's not?

> translation to your OO message, or, better still, stop sending it to 
> the list.

Better yet, stop telling the burglars you're on vacation.  Why would
anyone want to do that?!?

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