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Re: UOL Anti spam is back, again...

On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 02:18, Tim wrote:

> I have no desire for private mail from a
> public list (typically such things are by mistake, or because someone
> wants to behave in a manner that wouldn't be tolerated in public),

Well, no, it's because from the beginning internet mail lists
used the sender's 'From:' and the replier was expected to
'reply all' if he wanted to include the list.  Some have
since changed the list behavior but there is still a good
argument that the original way was correct.  (The argument
goes that you should expect email to be private and having
a private message exposed in pubic is a worse problem than
the reverse.)

>  and
> anybody reading my messages on here can read the signature line
> explaining it, but if they really need a private message they can ask me
> to e-mail them (i.e. I am not uncontactable).  I treat this mailing list
> rather like a news group.

You don't really expect the rest of the world to care what you
put in your signature, do you?  Are you that special?  You
can use email your way and I'll use mine.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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