[LINK] spam spam go away, is the Internet working another day?
devenish at guild.uwa.edu.au
Fri Dec 31 21:36:49 EST 2004
In message <20041231101547.GO12758 at taz.net.au>
on Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 09:15:47PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> yep, Challenge-Response is spam. there's no other word for it.
While I don't wish to point the finger at particular Linkers, I agree
that the challenges "feel" like SPAM.
> most good mailing lists ban the use of CR and just unsub people when
> their CR systems spam other people who post to the list, same as they
> unsub people with other misconfigurations such as broken vacation
> programs that can't distinguish between list & non-list mail, and mail
Surely the list software *cannot* actively deal with the problem
because the junk is sent directly to subscribers and is never seen
by the software. (I.e. there is no solution but to eradicate the
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