Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 13:52:21 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Interesting Free Offer...........
I AM IN THE SAME POSITION AS BETHANY AND AGREE WITH HER VOTE ON THIS
MATTER. IT IS REALLY EASY TO HIT THE "DELETE" BUTTON!
Hmm. Since the "votes" seem to be running about 50-50, I'm not sure
what to do. Personally I don't care how much junk mail I get since I
have plenty of space for incoming mail and have all list mail or error
mail filtered into files that stay out of the way of my personal mail.
But I can understand how spam can cause problems for some people --
e.g., people paying for online time and downloading spam-swollen list
Which one of the following would most of you prefer:
(1) Leave the new setting ('send=private') and let me know any other
addresses any of you might send list mail from. I can make sure that
you will be able to send from any address you let me know about. (I'll
do a 'quiet add' of the addresses and a 'quiet set nomail' for them so
that you won't even have to get the clutter of the "welcome to ADS-L"
and "your settings have been changed" messages.)
(2) Change the list setting back to 'send=public' and set a size limit
of two hundred lines. Any message longer than that will bounce. That
would catch all lengthy chunks of spam. It would also catch any legitimate
posting of that length, but we have very few postings that long.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)