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[Groff] Blocking spam (was: goodbye to the groff list)

From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Subject: [Groff] Blocking spam (was: goodbye to the groff list)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:23:02 +0930
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On Wednesday, 21 April 2004 at  3:21:03 +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2004-04-20 18:20:57 +0100 Meg McRoberts <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> Yes, these rules would indeed cut down on malware spread by email, but
>> forbidding any attachments also throttles the usefulness of email.
> Personally, I think forbidding attachments on large discussion lists
> is perfectly acceptable. Most things attached to a list message would
> be a lot better off on the end of a URL and then we don't use so much
> donated data transfer.

Given that a lot of questions relate to broken output, typically
PostScript, it seems reasonable to allow that kind of attachment.  The
other kind that makes sense are digital signatures, such as mine.
Mailman makes it easy to make that kind of exception and disallow all
other attachments.

Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen.
Finger address@hidden for PGP public key.
See complete headers for address and phone numbers.

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