[Mailman-Developers] Re: Bounce removal parameters default values

Greg Stark gsstark at mit.edu
Fri Sep 26 15:03:46 EDT 2003

>   My principled side says that an alarming number of sites actually do
>   use content filters and that they are a reality of email life and we
>   should properly handle reality.

Content filters are not necessarily evil. 
It's bouncing to the From header that's evil.

If it makes you feel better consider the case of somebody who has their MTA
configured to refuse messages over a certain size, like all old installations
of sendmail for example.

So if for a few days only large kernel patches are send to the mailing list
and mailman sees every message to that user bounce. It doesn't mean the
address is any worse off than usual, it's just those messages that were


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