Server-side filtering is obviously a more efficient approach. As for "noise,"
doesn't your post fit this category as well (or as badly) as the one you're
The IETF list is a general discussion list, ideally focused on
technical issues. Note that a number of users and/or domains are
filtered out as they have repeatedly sent spam messages to the list.
Given that description, I'm not sure I see how filtering is off-topic.
John Starta wrote:
All of which could have been easily filtered locally on your workstation.
Rather than contribute to the noise, perhaps learning how to use the basic
capabilities of your mail client would be time better spent.
At 08:43 AM 7/27/01 -0400, Jon William Toigo wrote:
I have received multiple infected emails from multiple sources over the past
four days, followed by a flood of system generated warnings after each one.
It's kind of ridiculous.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Minshall" <minshall(_at_)redback(_dot_)com>
To: "Jon William Toigo" <jtoigo(_at_)INTNET(_dot_)NET>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: Viruses
i think *1* virus-attached e-mail going through the IETF list will result
10s or 100s of the warnings (if that is what you are talking about).