Re: Time to forbid non-subscribers from posting to the list?

From: Athanasius
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 10:56:38 EST

On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 04:25:16PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 21:16 +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 03:39:16PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Only if applied without imagination.
> > >
> > > Tag subject lines from non subscribes with [nonsub] and everyone can
> > > then decide for themselves.
> >
> > This looks like a very clever yet simple idea (if easy to implement at all) !
> > While I have no anti-spam and am not annoyed at all by the low spam rate on
> > LKML, I think this would make my cleaning operations even more effective.
> That would mean 8 fewer characters of useful information visible in the
> subject line.

There's no reason not to put that tag at the END of the subjectline.
Of course I'm assuming automatic filtering based on it. Although in
that case it could as easily be a X-NonSub: Yes header.

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