List Spam Filtering
jerry at seibercom.net
Fri May 17 13:23:03 UTC 2013
On Fri, 17 May 2013 14:03:01 +0100
> On Fri, 17 May 2013 08:45:29 -0400
> Jerry wrote:
> > On Fri, 17 May 2013 13:19:32 +0100
> > RW articulated:
> > > On Fri, 17 May 2013 12:54:29 +0100
> > > Bruce Cran wrote:
> > >
> > > > Yes, seriously. Have you seen the number of people who post
> > > > messages "PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM THIS MAILING LIST!!", apparently
> > > > not understanding how to manage their subscription?
> > >
> > > There's also the likelyhood that reluctant subscribers are less
> > > likely to take care about avoiding various types of backscatter.
> > Well, unless the reluctant subscriber is running an incorrectly
> > configured MTA, I don't see a problem with "backscatter". Now, if
> > they do have a maladjusted MTA, they have more problems then just
> > subscribing to a list.
> Out of Office replies, sieve rejects, anti-spam challenges etc
Yes, an incorrectly configured MTA or one of its milters. There are
ways to deal with these assholes. Allowing a blanket "open-door" policy
is like setting file permissions on everything to 0777 just because you
are to lazy to find a correct solution to a problem.
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