Re: MUTT users PLEASE read [email@example.com: Re: lists.d.o Spam (was: Marking BTS spam)]
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006, Alex Nordstrom wrote:
> Now, as a question of policy, are the half-dozen daily "unsubscribe"
> messages from those too illiterate to comprehend a two-line instruction
> added in caps to every message on the list considered spam? They're
> certainly unsolicited (nobody wants 'em) bulk (they're bothering
> everyone on the list) e-mail. What about challenge-response junk, false
> bounces from misconfigured spamfilters, and out-of-the-office replies?
All of those are SPAM, if you go by the "It is utterly useless crap *AND*
it is off-topic *AND* it was generated by layer 8 malfunction or by viruses
or by autoresponders *AND* it did not spawn a thread".
After all, if people started replying to a SPAM and it made a thread out of
it, no matter how off-topic for the list that thread is, the entire thing
(spam included) it is probably best left alone in the archives.
PS: layer 8: refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model, "Humor".
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