At 20:07 2003-04-25 +0100, Alan Clifford did say:
[His Kremeness previously stated]
L> You might search for "PYLM" or "Prove you Love me" in the archives.
L> Oh, and expect that many people will not jump through your hoops just
L> to send you mail.
That is the point - to reduce the amount of mail. Legitimate mail always
I'm certain that LuKreme meant that people sending you LEGITIMATE mail
(such as replies to technical questions, etc) may choose to not jump
through hoops to get it to you. Some people may also not have a resendable
copy of the original message, so basically, their message has been thrown
away by the time they're told to PYLM by resending it with a magic word or
whatever. Systems which have a temporary "quarantine" or "probation"
storage for messages could get around that discard bit.
You can bet that's a turnoff to anyone who takes the time to write a reply
Also, it is also a *MAJOR* PITA for list administrators and system admins
dealing with hosers who do this when s*bscribing. It sure as fsck ain't my
job to prove that the list somebody chose to s*bscribe to isn't spam, and
I'm not going to _forge_ messages to them just so that they can get on the
list and annoy everyone on the list with the same crap. No way, no how.
No offence to you if it works for you, but a majority of the PYLM instances
I've seen thus far have been pretty miserably implemented, and all they do
is offload the spam filtering to the people trying to communicate with
you. I've got enough things to do as it is without having to send an email
Or, wonder whether your PYLM message might end up in MY PYLM processor (no,
I don't have one - but what if I did?), expecting you to prove yourself to
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
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