Geocities (was: Re: Help with DBIx::SearchBuilder::Handle::Oracle...)
david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Dec 13 12:52:54 GMT 2005
On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 10:40:08AM -0500, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> On 9 Dec 2005, at 18:33, David Cantrell wrote:
> >stop filtering mail from known-clean mailing lists like this one for
> > spam;
> This doesn't help the guy when he's being filtered elsewhere. It was
> just a heads-up for him.
>> But a lot of places will just block and delete.
> Then I suggest that those places ...
> > and then get some decent anti-spam software.
> I wish I had full control of everyone's systems (even on the one I work
> on, it was filtered by an external company's filter, not my code).
Again, this is something that those other places should do. At minimum
anti-spam software and the policies surrounding it need to permit users
to whitelist mailing lists which they subscribe to - or to ask an admin
to do it for them.
> Unfortunately the severity of the geocities issue has meant some
> collateral damage has had to occur in order to protect customers from
> the general abuse.
At least with the spam I see, I don't find geocities to be important.
And while I no doubt see less spam than $antispamco does, I suspect that
it at least has a very similar profile.
David Cantrell | Benevolent Dictator Of The World
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