SPAM on List...

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed Dec 11 22:13:01 EST 2002

One word of warning on assuming all html mail is bad.  Some of us are on 
corporate email systems, subject to pointless arbitrary changes to our 
settings.  About a year ago, my preferences in Lotus Notes (a bad database 
program masquerading as a worse mail program) were modified to have me 
send mail to the internet in html format.  I didn't even know it was 
happening, until i started getting nasty messages from people's mail 
systems saying my mail was being rejected because it contained html 
formatting, on which point I threw myself a message to my home address to 
verify it, and searched out the preferences setting to turn it back to 
...Point being, if we do decide to reject all html-formatted email, let's 
have it bounce with explanation, not just fall into a black hole.
It saddens me to know that blocking all of Korea is the right thing to do. 
 Maybe if more things like this 
happen, things will change.

Tim Conway 
conway.tim at reorder name and reverse domain 
303.682.4917 office, 303.921.0301 cell 
Philips Semiconductor - Longmont TC 
1880 Industrial Circle, Suite D 
Longmont, CO 80501 
Available via SameTime Connect within Philips, caesupport2 on AIM 
"There are some who call me.... Tim?" 

Christopher Sawtell <csawtell at>
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rsync-admin at
12/10/02 03:08 PM

        To:     rsync at
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        Re: SPAM on List...

Greetings list admins

I'd just like to add that as almost all the SPAM I receive is HTML, a very 

effective way to get rid of a very large fraction of spam would be to 
all HTML posts. I've not seen any genuine posts to this list which have 
web pages.

Sincerely etc.,
Christopher Sawtell
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