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Re: Debian list = spam and virus repeater/multiplexer

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On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 05:14:58PM -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:
>     That isn't the reason.  Perusing the archives will yield the real 
>     answer. Because a newbie Debian user *may* read the archvies and *may* 
>  decided to click on the link there to ask a question here it is felt that 
> it is best to not prevent such messages from getting through as the 
> insurmountable task of actually registering *may* drive said people away.
>     Of course if the task of registering for a mailing list stumps a person 
>     I dare say running a Linux box, esp. one with Debian installed, might be a 
> little out of their league.

Actually, the most daunting thing about this list is the sheer volume
of mail involved.  That's what drove me to start using procmail.
Having too much time on my hands made me lazy and use dotfile, but
when dotfile broke and I realized the only reason I even saw it as a
maintained package still was that I had a stable source straggling
around from days of yore...

> This is so their mailbox doesn't get clogged.  This, too, is a non-issue 
> since there are always digests.

Which will explode a Hotmail box just as fast on a high-traffic day,
it's just a massive timebomb that blindsides you, too.

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