Spam update -- getting somewhere

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Fri Mar 19 11:58:00 PST 2004

Bill's LFS Login wrote:

>On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>>Block both zip attachments and HTML mails.
>IIRC, Bill O'Conner wanted HTML allowed? Maybe team discussion or team
>leader decision needed?

I don't see the need to allow either html or zips on these lists.  In 
order to participate in a community, one should follow that community's 
rules.  It seems to me similar to a protocol.  If you wnat to 
communicate, you need to do so in the form acceptable by the receiver. 

Also, there is no reason be rude about it.  A polite explaination that 
says we've found it necessary for a varitey of reasons, spam being just 
one, is appropriate.  Ideally, I'd like to see _valid_ posts with html 
put up with the html/zips stripped with a tag saying the message has 
been modified. 

OTOH, I've seen some spam that has been base64 or otherwise encoded.  
Anything that is encoded that way should just go to /dev/null.

  -- Bruce

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