Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful (was Re: Look at
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> Munging has always traditionally been okay in news.
I always thought this was exclusively moron behaviour. I'm not alone.
> On the USENET, too, correspondence is always done in the newsgroup.
Sometimes, it's just not appropriate to reply to the group. When
people munge, you have no recourse for sending a personal reply. This
is a Bad Thing as it puts communication at an impasse.
> Often times people carbon copy messages in mailing lists, especially
> when a person does not wish to subscribe to the mailing list. In news,
> carbon copying messages and requesting it is generally considered
> unethical, so munging is not so frowned upon.
Automatic carbon copies aren't considered unethical, but they are
considered rude and a sign of cluelessness, even in mail. That's what
the Followup-To (in news) and it's mail cousin, Mail-Followup-To are
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' : proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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