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On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Albert Cahalan wrote:

> Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:11:57 -0500 (EST)
> From: Albert Cahalan <albert@ccs.neu.edu>
> To: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
> Subject: Re: News gateway problem
>
>
> From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
> >
> >>> I do NOT want my email address in any header. I am getting
> >>
> >> You should be able to put invalid addresses into your headers
> >> yourself, regardless of whether you use the news or the mail
> >> entry point.
>
> Poor, but it might be usable.
>
> > If you place false email addresses into your headers then if your
> > traffic enters the UK at least you will be committing an offence.
>
> Hmmm, most of the spammers do that. Has one been prosecuted?

Perhaps if they were it would discourage future spammers. Have _you_ filed
a legal complaint with the appropriate authorities concerning any of the
sapm you have received?

>
> The mail would come from vger, and it would have these headers intact:
>
> > From owner-linux-kernel-outgoing@vger.rutgers.edu Tue Nov 19 17:17:31 1996
> > Sender: owner-linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
>
> Is that good enough? I'm not a UK resident, so the transmission
> to vger is legal. I would not pretend to be someone else.
>
> I still think the gateway and archives should obscure addresses.
> I find spam in my mailbox every day, all of it because this list
> exposes my address on usenet.
>
> Does anybody remember why we use a mailing list instead of a
> newsgroup? Because vger has too much extra CPU power? :-)
> No, because we like to avoid spam and dumb questions. Oh, and
> because email is faster in theory.


Compared to usenet groups, this list has a fantastically high signal to
noise ratio..




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