On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, David W. Tamkin wrote:
My own preferred way of handling mail that is not recognizable as desirable
nor as undesirable is to look at it first and then delete it if I don't want
I've spoken my piece on this and I'm done. When anyone decides out of xeno-
phobia, misanthropy, narcissism, or some combination thereof that impeding
communication and trumpeting the impediment are more satisfying than communi-
cating, the rest of us are better off for having been informed.
Unfortunately, you missed Ty's point. The following is an extract from my
log file since 1am on 4/7/97. Its now 10pm.
21 gzip -fc >> procmail.gz
8 ( $FORMAIL -rk -I"From: Wotan's Mailtrasher <wotan(_at_)netcom(_dot_)c
46 messages. Two of the mailtrasher messages were from someone trying to
get into my mail - possibly as a result of this "discussion". That leaves
10 messages I did not want.
And I didn't. One person hit me 5 times. Logs show it to be from a
spammer being discussed in n.a.n-a.e. Stuff in junk-box is spam. And the
only stuff I /dev/null is from either known spammers like cyberpromo or
those using mail-agents like extractor.
And today's a slow day. I took a 10 day acation. Came back, the log said
almost a meg of mail had been disposed of. Review of the logs indicate I
didn't want *ANY* of it. I didn't recognize one sender, and most subjects
were what you see on typical spam.
If by these
last couple posts I've gotten onto Fairchild's and Wotan's enemies lists, at
least they added me by proactive decision for my individual case, not from
their contention that it should be the default treatment for all humanity.
You misunderstand. The premise is that we build a list of people to hear
from. And treat the rest in some fashion as we desire.
Currently my filters are directed towards setting spam aside. When i get
tie, they will be modified to set potentially acceptable mail aside.
The missionary on top.