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Re: Holy Spam!

On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 18:13, Jon Earle wrote:
> This open list policy that so many lists have, while it _may_, and I'm
> placing a lot of faith and emphasis on the 'may', offer the occasional
> newbie or (individual who couldn't be bothered to subscribe multiple
> addresses) the ability to post[1], that, coupled with gatewaying to news,
> I feel is just plain irresponsible.  It's a _very_ poorly thought out
> policy that I feel does more to harm the list community that help
> (particularly the list gateway to news).

Harm is done by those running their systems (or even selling these
systems) in a way that makes such mass-mailing possible. (Actually, I
think you just met W32/Swen, one of the most active worms by now.)

No matter how you want to restrict the list policy - as long as the list
is publicly available for reading (and it has to be), there are ways to
gather addresses from every posting.

Martin Stigge
* Remove the -spam part of my From: address *

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