Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:36:56 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: Yet another test

At 03:07 PM 11/15/97 -0500, you wrote:

what IS a filtering system anyway?

There are various, but JS's yesterday (as he said) is meant to catch all the

"bounces" he gets from listmembers with server problems ("undeliverable

mail" error messages due to list-posts going to inoperative addresses) and

send them somewhere other than his personal box while he's gone (people's

personal accounts not infrequently have maximum limits, after which they'll

start to generate error-loops or something...). Other filters can be to keep

abusive people from posting to a list, to erase all message incoming to your

email from an abusive person (aka a "killfile," with which people on the

nastier newsgroups constantly taunt each other), etc.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]