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Re: Mailing list readership (was: Re: lynx-dev How to Lynx)

From: Ian Collier
Subject: Re: Mailing list readership (was: Re: lynx-dev How to Lynx)
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:21:00 +0100

On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 02:11:51PM +0200, clemensF wrote:
> i've been operating an automatic rejecter to tell people to keep off my
> back with HTML.  it worked flawlessly, until...  i subscribed to a list
> with many people using HTML, that at the same time used reply-to to
> redirect communications to the list.  this exposed my rejection message to
> the list, and although it was only one single line, it caused trouble
> because it carried a custom from line valid for a limited time period.  the
> maintainer of the list admonished me, but i defended myself saying the
> rejection messages would go to the originator only, _or_ to the address
> indicated in the reply-to header.

Then why don't you tell your rejecter not to reply to mailing list messages?
My procmail script rejects emails which arrive solely in HTML (and it's
rejected 33 messages in the last 7 days, all of which were spam) but
mailing list messages are excluded as they are filtered out first.


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