[freelists-users] Re: Changing e-mail & spam problem

  • From: "Learning Stone" <listadmin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 19:21:22 -0000

On 24 Jan 2002 at 13:15, John Madden wrote:
> since the address is in the email, it must be there for a reason.

It's a plausible argument, but not as good as
the counter-argument that most mailing list
subscribers don't understand how email works.

We expect some subscribers to over-quote, use
HTML, send attachments, go off-topic, send unsub
commands to the list -- so Listar has functions
to deal with it.

We don't say there must be a good reason for an
attachment -- often the sender doesn't even know
it is there. It's the same for email addresses
-- usually there is no reason, other than
subscriber naïvety.

I would like to see the next relase of Listar
have optional email mangling -- meanwhile it is
the responsibility of list owners to alert
subscribers to the consequences of their posts,
and to do their best to ensure their security is
not compromised.

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