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Re: text vs html posts on this list...



Forgot about the spammers.  I'll also put a note on the contact page in
my web site to send text only. "Sending HTML messages may delay our
response time due to security reasons."  Like it?  Sounds good anyway.

T

On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 19:21, Mike Noble wrote:
> Mike Klinke wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 October 2004 20:11, Timothy Payne wrote:
> > 
> >><snip>
> >>
> >>Any suggestions for mail programs that will bounce an html with a
> >>"Sorry we only accept text email no attachments please."
> > 
> >  
> > Most any mail client has the ability to filter on the body of the 
> > message and you could probably bounce on something like "</html>" 
> > but the my best suggestion would probably be .... "don't", your 
> > friends and neighbors probably won't be happy with you. Just detect 
> > them on your end and send them to /dev/null.
> > 
> > Regards, Mike Klinke
> > 
> 
> Spammers also use html mail and if you send a reply then all
> you have done is let them know they have found a real person
> and you will start getting a bunch more spam.
> Sending them to /dev/null is probably a bit much, filter them
> into a mail folder where you can look at them and if they are
> from family and friends, you can send them a message that you
> only accept text mail.  They will probably be good enough to
> make the exception for you.  If you do not know who the mail
> is from then you probably do not want it any way and can just
> delete the message.
> 
> Mike
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