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Re: st: Antispam message

From   Richard Williams <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Antispam message
Date   Wed, 19 Apr 2006 09:39:22 -0500

At 08:11 AM 4/19/2006, Seb Buechte wrote:
Hi everyone,

did anyone who posted to the list today receive an antispam message
requiring him or her to confirm that it was "really" him or her who
sent the message? I just got one and I am a bit surprised.

Kind regards,
Yes. I can see the point of it, but I don't think it is the best thing in the world if you are subscribed to lists where hundreds of different people might be writing you! It is an annoyance to others, plus you wonder if it is legit or is itself some kind of spamming or phishing device. A digest format might be better if you have an antispam program like that. It wouldn't surprise me if some University or corporation has imposed this system on its users.

I assume it is legitimate though, since it is immediately replying to messages I have actually sent. I went ahead and did as it requested. If you don't do that, then I suspect you will receive a request every time you send a Statalist message, unless maybe it just bans you after a few non-responses.

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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