list changes & RFC on archives & rack chassis

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Wed Mar 20 15:26:22 2002

On Mar 20, 12:59, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > From: Jay West

> > A) Reject posts to the list which contain any kind of HTML content...
> >
> Sounds good to me.
> I think a Reply To Sender telling them why it got rejected might be
> a good thing. Then we might not piss off some 70 year old guy trying to
> his F-1 a good home...

You probably still would, becasue although I've yet to find a mail client
that can't send plain text (every version of Outlook I've seen can),
chances are the 70-year old isn't sure how to change it. My father
certainly wouldn't know how.

> > B) I also like the 'self-policing' idea of making posts to the list
> > non-subscribers get a subject tag of [OL] or something like that.
> Another good idea.
> Can't the system compare the From or ReplyTo field against the
> subscriber list, and take action from there?
> People like me might need some assistance here. You see, my
> e-mail address is Yale ITS just
> an alias for me which is Both work fine, and I
> think both are in the headers of my messages. Confuses some other
> mail systems...

Good point. There are almost certainly people on the list who've
subscribed from a different address than the one they have the mail sent
to. Not insurmountable, but it does need consideraton.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Wed Mar 20 2002 - 15:26:22 GMT

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