[Rd] spam on R lists --> refuse mail??

Wilhelm B. Kloke wb@vestein.arb-phys.uni-dortmund.de
5 Sep 2001 13:41:53 +0200

In article <ifado.list.r.devel/15253.61806.862066.186883@gargle.gargle.HOWL>,
Martin Maechler  <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> We get caught occasionally, and we all receive spam;
>sorry for the last one (on R-help).  Of course, there will never be a 100%
>sure prevention... 
>Question is what should happen when mail from R-help to an adressee 
>is refused with the following message : At least I won't be able to easily send
>e-mail to them {and am not willing to use a non-easy way}....
>       ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>    ... while talking to mail.kku.ac.th.:
>    <<< 550 Your site is blocked due to previous spamming incidents
>Maybe we (as user community) should try to make sure that our IT people
>don't use such extreme anti spam measures....

This should be considered as an argument PRO newsgroups. In a group
with high traffic like r-devel the usenet noise level is tolerable, IMHO.
Dipl.-Math. Wilhelm Bernhard Kloke
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