OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users] Archive URL in postings (2.1b3)

bronto bronto at
Wed Oct 30 04:52:56 CET 2002

But yours is a situation where you *can* influence the client.  If a 
business tells it's customers they have to change mail clients the 
proper response would be "who do you think you are, Microsoft?".  And 
they'd be right, too.

>On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 07:23  PM, bronto wrote:
>>But that's beside the point, because we can't always control what 
>>clients our users use.  To say that filtering on to/from is 
>>"incorrect" is a bit over the top, IMHO.
>No, it's not. Not a bit. One of the things my organization does is 
>manage the email systems for our corporation (not a small one). and 
>we set policy on email clients quite simply: "here are the ones we 
>support. If you use something else, we wish you luck. If it doesn't 
>work right, we hope you can fix it".
>True, we can't FORCE them to use only supported software. Nor do I 
>think you should try. but that doesn't make failures of that 
>unsupported stuff MY (our) problem. It could well be there's a good 
>reason we don't recommend you use it, after all....

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