[clug] [For Sale] Novell / IBM 1-day Linux Technical Workshop

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Sat Jun 26 12:02:09 GMT 2004

On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 09:47:37PM +1000, Kim Holburn wrote:
> I was told about some of the implications of this law recently and it 
> became suddenly clear to me why the law should stay out of technical 
> problems.  This bill is going to make it much more difficult for 
> companies/organisations to email people.  It potentially creates 
> problems for any mailing lists.

Kim, perhaps you should get familiar with the law, and see what it
really means.

> Look spam, real spam these days, has fake headers.  Any email with a 
> real return address has a "Functional unsubscribe facility".  

Does it? I beg to differ. But thats just me.

> Technically 2. implies 3.

Technically and in terms of the laws are two different things.

> Mikal's reference: 
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/2004-February/009942.html
> makes it clear that you can turn off all commercial messages using the 
> mailman options:
> http://lists.samba.org/mailman/options/linux
> Do it now anyone who doesn't want to get them.

> So this list supplies it's own "Functional unsubscribe facility" as 
> well, for those who make use of it, and Chris did make use of it.

If it does simply mention it in the message. Problem solved.

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