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

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Sat Jun 26 12:20:52 GMT 2004

On 2004 Jun 26, , at 10:02 PM, Tomasz Ciolek wrote:

> 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.

Well then what about a line in any email that says:

   To stop receiving mail from me: reply and let me know.

btw I could add this as a header but if you used Outlook you might  
never see it.  What does the law say about that?

>> 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.
> Tomasz
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