[Mailman-Users] Goodmail spells doom for mailing lists?

Brad Knowles 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>

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

     -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
     Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

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