Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 10:26:20 -0400 From: Ronald Butters 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 . 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 > mail. > > 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] >