Re: META: restricting posts

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:00:47 -0800 (PST)

> >Yes, but it would also have the effect of restricting legitimate posts
> >sent from alternate e-mail addresses of members of the list. Any >objections?
> Yes, me... I read mail at work and reply from my personal address, in
> part because its the address I'm known as and in part because I don't
> want my work address getting onto spammers' lists. So far I don't
> think that the amount of spam the list receives is worth worrying about.

Seconded. This is as spam-free a list as any on the Net; no need to
fool with a good thing. I've found it useful, in fact, to post from
an address other than the one I gave to the list: since I can identify
the address to which spam is sent, I know that anything sent to that
address in bulk was sent to addresses harvested from postings, and is
not legitimate list traffic. I've successfully had one bulk mailer
booted from his ISP because of that.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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