Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:37:19 -0700 (PDT)

> Can someone explain me why is this list so full with junk e-mail? Is this
> intentional by Max to make some money or is it just some bad programming
> in the listserver?

I can only assume that your experience with mailing lists is very limited, because the ExI lists are in fact more free from this kind of mail than most. The fact is, the internet is /full/ of crap like this, because the world is full of idiots who believe it. I personally get about 5-10 such emails a day, only rarely from the lists here.

As in most security problems in real life, the draconian measures required to eradicate it completely would also stifle too much useful discussion. So most sensible admins take reasonable measures to cut down on the crap (if they didn't you'd get 10 times as much as you get now), and learn to live with the rest. That's one price of freedom: putting up with some crap you don't like.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC