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Re: [Nmh-workers] Re: ADMINISTRIVIA: Change to mailing list policy

From: Earl Hood
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Re: ADMINISTRIVIA: Change to mailing list policy
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 10:18:04 -0600

On March 6, 2006 at 18:44, Bill Wohler wrote:

> Earl Hood <address@hidden> writes:
> > I recommend "discard".  Spammers are known to use originating addresses
> > of regular people, so you can potentially be the cause of receiving
> > more spam due to mis-directed bounces.
> Unfortunately, this is worse because legitimate posters don't get a
> notification that their message didn't get through.

An unfortunate side-effect, but probably something we must live with.
Bounce noise can get bad and generate anger among those that receive
bounce messages that they never sent.

It is more common now for mailing lists to be limited to subscribers

I'm not sure how Mailman creates bounce messages, but bounces can
open a door for exploitation by spammers.

More information about the lists and how to contact nmh developers
could be included on the nmh web pages.  Directing them to
savannah's support request form is an option non-subscribers can


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