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Re: st: RE: RE: Antispam message


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: Antispam message
Date   Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:06:25 -0400

I understand this this form of anti-spam is obnoxious, and I'll see what I
can do about it. But we should not go away from this as anti-anti-spammers.
One reason this list has not been that affected by spam so far is that we
have an anti-spam program running here which has blocked quite a
few messages from getting onto the list. I don't know if any of these
spam messages were written by the authors of the anti-spam software
trying to build up sales--I'll leave that speculation to the cynics out there!

But this thread is starting to sound like spam.

m.p.

Richard Williams wrote:


At 11:11 AM 4/19/2006, Nick Cox wrote:

In the limit, this kind of behaviour would mean
that each of us must send every message to a new recipient
_twice_, and I join firmly with Al Feiveson in just
not wanting to do that.

To clarify, after you have responded _once_ by saying you are not a spammer, the antispam program leaves you alone after that. Nonetheless, it is a nuisance to ask potentially hundreds of people to send you that message, particularly since people will often be afraid they are falling into some sort of trap. I can see the purpose behind such a program but people who have it should not sign up for listserves, especially when a digest alternative is available. If Notre Dame adopted such a program today, I am sure our computing office would have at least 100 complaints by tomorrow!

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