[e2e] Enough!

Sam Manthorpe sm at mirapoint.com
Thu Jan 15 23:25:17 PST 2004

Seems to me that most of the spam that appears on this list
comes from the same source (all mails use the exact same hit-dilution
technique and advertise the same set of products (the anti-spam
one was amusing)).  Also, since I made the mistake of posting to this
list, I get spam in duplicate, one to e2e, one to me personally:
IE: *the spammer is subscribed to e2e* (list administrator, please note).
It's not so much the spam that is annoying (I just delete it), but the
discussion about it; I get dragged in, and end up coming out with the same
kind of embarrassment I get when I realised I just watched a TV reality
show for 10 whole minutes.

-- Sam

to unsubscribe, e2e has Fri, 16 Jan 2004, grenville armitage wrote:

> Ross Finlayson wrote:
> 	[..]
> > Of the dozens of mailing lists to which I'm subscribed, this is the *only*
> > list that allows non-subscribers to post with impunity.  And it's the only
> > list on which I receive any significant spam.
> Same here. But you miss the point. This list's filter policy is predicated on a
> simple assumption - there are people whose wisdom is so time critical to receive
> that we cannot impose upon them the irritation of pre-subscribing to post, lest
> we miss their critical contribution to our debates. And so, like keeping the
> squelch turned off on an open radio channel just in case a faint-yet-important
> signal should arrive out of the blue, we must put up with the torrent of static
> that is spam.
> I miss the days when unsubscribe messages were the noise floor.
> gja

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