Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:36:56 -0500 From: Gregory {Greg} Downing 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]