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

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [Groff] Blocking spam (was: goodbye to the groff list)
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 02:38:05 +0100
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On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 12:23:02PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 21 April 2004 at  3:21:03 +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > 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.

Also, it's rather common here for people to attach bits of *roff code on
which they're looking for advice. *roff being what it is, there's hardly
a valid bandwidth concern there.

Colin Watson                                  address@hidden

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