[Mailman-Users] Bounce issues with Yahoo
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Mar 3 09:39:25 CET 2006
>>>>> "Harold" == Harold Paulson <haroldp at sierraweb.com> writes:
Harold> The problem is that we are making net.messes by
Harold> automatically replying to junk. It would be nice to see a
Harold> general fix.
Well, there isn't one. Take the case in point. Your solution is also
a hack in that it depends on having an explicit whitelist.
Of course it's an excellent hack! It works in a *lot* of cases of
interest to MLM admins, but in principle you don't want to keep
whitelists (well, my Mom can spam me :-) or blacklists. It's content
that you want to filter on (or out).
 Well, you could have a "bonded mail" solution: every message
arrives with a PayPal credit, and the reader either waives it or the
sender pays. My sister gets a permanent waiver, the taxman and the
"performance enhancement" salesmen can pay up. ;-) Problem is, that's
too easy to corrupt into a Goodmail solution where the ISP collects
the gelt. There's also Hashcash, but that's not a terribly happy
solution for mailing lists.
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