Re: The latest round of antivirus bouncebacks
> Thu, 11 Apr 2002 05:24:19 -0700
> "Karsten M. Self" <email@example.com> :
>> on Thu, Apr 11, 2002, Patrick Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>> 1. What problem do we have that needs to be addressed?
>> 2. How do we address these problems in a way that /encourages/ people
>> to come here for help if they need it?
>> 3. How can we make sure that the list "regulars" are not subjected to
>> email they would prefer not to see?
>> Ben's first rule "No spam" - I don't know if we get spam from
>> subscribers. But a sensible thing to ask for.
> Goes to common sense. I suspect the population of spam reporters on d-u
> is likely higher than elsewhere on the net.
>> Ben's second rule "No html" - why? Are there still email clients that
>> can't render html?
> - In most cases, it's bloat.
> - In many cases, it's filtered out. I generally delete such mail,
though I'll sometimes send a response that plain text is preferred.
> - It gives rise to both abuse and security issues. HTML begets
> - It frequently munges replies. Nested, attributed, quotes, with a
clear demarkation of who said what, is a hallmark of a smoothly
functioning mailing list. Where it doesn't munge replies, it borks
-- which is useful in explaining matters to innocent offenders.
It tells how HTML/MIME clash with mailing lists, & then lists more
than 2 dozen mailers each with a recipe for turning MIME/HTML off.
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