On 7/7/02 12:37 PM, "J C Lawrence" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Idealistic? Damned right, especially in these days of rampant mail
Of course, you now show yourself to be solving a symptom, not a problem, and
you self-admit it. You ought to be working on fixing the issue of
authenticating email addresses, because then a lot of these other problems
come out in the wash. You just fishboned yourself to the KEY issue in your
situation, whether you realize it or not. And the rest are symptoms of the
BTW, good luck. I've spent a number of evenings brainstorming this issue
with really good geeks, and the problem simply gets more and more
interesting, but not more solvable.
> Unfortunately the line is not so clear.
To you. Not to me.
Stuff transmitted to the list that's dangerous needs to be neutered. To me,
to put it bluntly, the issue of web bugs is pretty simple. If I find someone
transmitting web bugs through one of my mail lists without permission, that
person and domain is IP blackholed. Problem solved. There's no legitimate
use for a normal user to be web-bugging email through a mail list they don't
own -- so if I catch one, I will happily hang their head from a post on the
wall next to the castle gate as an example to others. And that saves me the
problem of trying to build technological solutions to a tough problem....
And trust me, if someone tries it, someone on your list will be paranoid
enough to catch it and tell you....
Sometimes, you have to step back and realize that you can't out-geek
everything. Sometimes, a public execution is the proper approach.
Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.chuqui.com/
No! No! Dead girl, OFF the table! -- Shrek