Mon, 22 Mar 1999 22:24:25 -0800
To: Prof. Mike Feldman et al.
From: Bob Leif, Ph.D.
This time I totally agree with you.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Michael Feldman
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 1999 8:13 PM
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> Subject: Re: Spam: was Re: Find Out What The Future Holds For You?
> > Probably the easiest way to deal with most spam like this is to change
> > the list parameters so that only members of the list can send to the
> > list.
> In my opinion, the best way to deal with spam is IGNORE IT! I don;t
> mean to SHOUT, but this ONE spam message has generated a whole days's
> worth of extra stuff.
> We went around this loop a while ago. The consensus was that Team-Ada
> should be open to all comers, because it's an advocacy list and
> we don;t want to be hard to reach.
> If we force people to subscribe, we're closing ourselves off.
> I really do think we can grow up and deal with the occasional
> spam by
> 1. using the delete key
> 2. getting on with our lives without satisfying the urge to respond
> Let's leave it to the Team-Ada list owner to work with ACM to track
> down spammers.
> Mike Feldman