[thesite] FW: [thalist] Darling

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Mon Apr 29 12:17:01 CDT 2002

aardvark wrote:

> no, i'm suggesting HTML email and attachments just get outright
> dumped... no holding, no approval, just flush...
> i know, i know, people like matt get screwed, but there is a point at
> which the inconvenience to everyone else (subbers, admins) gets
> so overwhelming that you have to consider ratcheting the spigot
> shut a bit...

its more people than just matt though.. alot of people for example,
especially from larger corps, have their outgoing email re-written by
Exchange as HTML or RTF even though in outlook they have it set to plain
text.. it's not their fault and their posts shouldn't be excluded simply
because they work for .gov (irs and census do this for example)

spam on the whole is increasing, not just at thelist, but everywhere.

> what about a switch that instead restricts to subbed members only?
> that might be easier...
> as it is, we only have it open to non-subbed addresses to handle
> for a handful of folks who post from elsewhere...

we've hashed this out a couple times before on this list(i think), so i
won't rehash it too much except to say there are probably a lot of
people who do post from elsewhere to thelist. its difficult to tell how
many of course, but i'm sure its more than the handfull of people who'
ve mentioned it on this list in the past..

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