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> [Posted for Clark, who says that he can't post for some reason]
Probably for the same reason I can't post without a nasty hack to my exim
config to fool the list manager.
I've complained about this before, and the list manager at the time just
shrugged. This mailing list tries to block spam by looking at the message
envelope rather than the content-level (i.e. sender or from) headers. This
means that the *many* people, such as me who dial up on a system that sends
mail directly are out of luck with regard to posting to this list unless they
hack theur MTA to fool the list (maybe this would be a valid restriction on an
MTA-guru ML). I have seen no other mailing list with this problem. The
www-rdf-* MLs and Mailman-hosted lists, for example, when configured to accept
from subscribers only look at the content-level headers and there is no
problem, and also no spam. Spammers usually don't want to get to a specific
mailing list badly enought to tailor their curcumventions to that mailing
list, and if spammers decided they wanted to circumvent XML-DEV's protections,
they could do so in the same way I did.
Why can't OASIS or whoever use one of the many better options available for
mailing list adminstration software, or at least file a bug to fix the problem?
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
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