Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 10:26:20 -0400

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: The burning issue of avoiding spam

Please go with option (1)! Option (2) would prevent anybody from posting

an essay, right? And several people (inclufing me) he promised to do so.

also, not all spam is long.

I vote for option (1). My other address is RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] . Thanks

for using your valuable time to deal with this very trivial issue.

On Tue, 9

Apr 1996, Natalie Maynor wrote:

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]