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Availability of filtering scripts
In message <[email protected]> you write:
>Were such a utility posted to alt.sources, and if all a user had to do
>was ftp it from an archive, unpack it, and run it once, we would be in
>a much better position politically, (even if the utility received very
>It is difficult to install mail filters. Our argument for user
>filtering would be much stronger if installation were simple.
>A similar argument holds for anonymous posting filters in a global
1. An even more convienient way to distribute this filter would be
by having it available from the anonymizing server itself. Mail to
[email protected] to get a copy. This is better for
sites that do not have ftp available.
1.5 A variant on this approach would be for the server itself to do
the blocking of mail. Mail to [email protected] Would
prevent that server from sending anonymous mail to you. (the server
would, of course, send a receipt for the transaction to the user
who's mail is blocked...just in case of request forgery.)
2. This would be a political win, but it would really be just a step
in the right direction since many people don't read their mail from
UNIX boxes.... PCs, Macs, Fidonet boards, VMS, etc.