Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 13:08:16 GMT

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Setting Maximum Length

I just searched some of the archives from LSTOWN-L and found what I think

is the answer to how to set a limit on length of list postings. The

question now is what length to set. Since I don't have space problems

and delete junk mail on the first screen anyway, I don't have any real

sense of what other people think of as too long. Please let me know.

Another way to prevent such mail, or at least lessen its likelihood, would

be to limit postings on ADS-L to subscribers only. This wouldn't stop a

spammer who wanted to go to the trouble of subscribing before sending the

spam, but probably most spammers wouldn't do that. The only disadvantage

would be to people who sometimes send postings from different addresses.

Do many of you send list postings from addresses different from the one

your ADS-L subscription is in?

Let me know which of the methods above you think would be better for

discouraging future spam. And let me know what maximum length to set if

we go with the first method. (If I don't reply promptly, it's because

I'm not online as much as usual when I'm out of town.)

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]