[Mailman-Developers] before next release: disablebackscatterindefault installation
mark at msapiro.net
Sat Mar 29 02:58:01 CET 2008
Julian Mehnle wrote:
>Who says that benevolent-dictator blacklists cannot be an effective
>response to the spam prolem?
Few if any people. That's my point.
>And of course it is untrue that these benevolent dictators are accountable
>to no one. They are accountable to the users of their blacklists. If
>users learn that a blacklist is becoming too inaccurate, they will stop
>using it, or they would be shooting themselves in the foot by rejecting
>mail from innocent sources.
As long as the "collateral damage" is small compared to the reduction
in spam, ISPs will continue to use the lists and it will be up to the
"innocent sources" to try to get themselves off.
Yes, there is some accountability in the sense you describe, but it is
still vigilantism, not due process.
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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