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RE: give up on one losing battle?

On 05 March 2007 17:45, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 12:41:12PM -0500, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> Is it time to admit defeat and stop telling people not to quote raw
>>> email addresses over in the cygwin list?
>>> It was a good fight but I think we really lost the battle.  It just
>>> takes one person forgetting to seed a spammer and since the cygwin
>>> lists are among the few who ask people not to do this, it is easy
>>> for people to forget.
>> Yes, it's easy for people to forget, but that's why the acronym is not
>> "please do not quote raw email addresses in your replies", it's "please
>> CONFIGURE YOUR MAILER TO not quote raw email addresses in your replies".
>> Anyone who figures out how to do that will never forget again (since it's
>> not his job any longer).  So I don't think it's a losing battle (and I
>> definitely don't think we've lost it yet).
> Yes, but for someone who thinks that they only have one message to send,
> it's easy to not look into modifying your email client just to
> accommodate those stupid Cygwin idiots.

  Then we remove the head, or destroy the brain!

> I guess I just don't see why the Cygwin list should be different from
> most other lists out there.  We already have a high degree of clueless
> email.  Why add to it by agonizing how to change email clients?

  Remove the head, or destroy the brain!
> This is coming from the point of view of someone who arguably has to
> deal with more spam than anyone else here, btw.  I just don't think
> that our insistence is doing anyone any good currently.

  I *insist* we remove the head or destroy the brain!

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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