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RE: PROPOSAL: Addressing the list's spam issue: was: [GB2312] �� ���e��


From: Beachey, Kendric
Subject: RE: PROPOSAL: Addressing the list's spam issue: was: [GB2312] eQN
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 13:43:39 -0500

R P Herrold said:
> Proposal: I propose to undertake to offer to moderate. If so
> designated, in moderating, my moderation will initially
> consist of turning on the option to catch and hold, pending
> discard, all non-subscriber posts.  I seek to manage held 
> posts at least daily, often a couple times during the day (a 
> subscriber's posts would continue to go straight thru ...)
> 
> All HTML, non-English (within the bounds of non-English
> speakers' good faith efforts), and spam will be silently
> discarded.  Posters who post non-conformant meeting the
> foregoing criteria will be silently unsubscribed.

I vote in favor this proposal, with a slight reservation about automatic
disqualification of HTML messages.

Were it up to me, every message I ever write would be in plain old text, but
our dad-blamed Exchange server insists on HTML-ifying my messages as it
hands them to the outside world.  

There is one way around this, which is to set the properties on the message
to use UUENCODE for attachments instead of the default method (MIME, I
think), even if there are no attachments.

But there isn't a way (that I have found) to do this globally.  I have to do
it for EVERY stinkin' message I send.  And occasionally I forget to do one.
(I darn near forgot to do THIS message!)

My two cents.
--
Kendric Beachey



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