Whitelist/verification spam filters

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Aug 28 02:24:26 CEST 2002


Paul Rubin wrote:

> But why email the response at all?

I was referring to the case where people post to Usenet and ask a reply
by email (which is in and of itself considered bad form).  Usually such
replies are to Usenet, and cc'd to the original poster out of courtesy
even though netiquette dictates that they be reading the group that
they're posting to instead of posting solitary messages.  In such cases,
when the email bounces because of a mangled address, they lose out; my
reply is still in the newsgroup as well, but they'll never read it.

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