Stephane Bortzmeyer writes:
It is not just a matter of personal inconvenience: if the filtering is
done at the edges and not in the IETF mailing list engine, it also
means that public email archives (which are a very important tool for
the IETF) are polluted by the useless messages sent by people like
Since public archives are usually a violation of copyright, anyway,
the entities that maintain them are poorly placed to complain.
And archives can be purged after the fact, without impairing the flow
of messages to the list in real time.
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