[Mailman-Users] Goodmail spells doom for mailing lists?
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Mar 4 21:55:30 CET 2006
At 9:21 PM +0100 2006-03-04, Brad Knowles wrote:
>> All sorts of things are "mandatory for all AOL users". For example,
>> the entire AOL spam detection and filtering mechanism is mandatory.
> Actually, it's not. You can opt out of the spam detection and
> filtering mechanism, if you so choose.
> I don't think you can opt out of the paid spammer solution from Goodmail.
Moreover, you shouldn't have to -- it should be opt-in only. Not
mandatory. Not opt-out. Opt-in.
This is the mantra that the entire anti-spam community has been
chanting for years, and the statement is just as true of paid spammer
... sorry, commercial bulk-mailer ... operations, such as Goodmail.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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