Spam update -- getting somewhere
bdubbs at swbell.net
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
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.
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