[SpamCop-List] Re: Spamcop blocked due to auto-responder
MikeE at ster.invalid
Thu Sep 15 17:09:46 EDT 2005
> Blocking inappropriate content has provided a mild relief of the most
> obvious SPAM. If they are stupid enough to have the word VIAGRA in an
> email to our accounts then they will get blocked. We only included a
> response message because we had several emails that got dumped and it
> created some issues. Yes this is probably a policy issue, but then
> again that's a whole other problem.
You and your Groupwise newsreader are both doing a terrible job of
carrying on a newsgroup conversation in a plaintext version of trimmed
and contextualized response.
You are still posting in html which should be changed in the View
GroupWise allows you to send and receive both "plain-text" messages
(messages composed in text, with limited formatting and content) and
http://www.expita.com/nomime.html#groupwise Configuring Mail Clients to
Send Plain ASCII Text - Turning Off HTML or MIME - Novell Groupwise -
All these systems can be configured to respect Internet technical
standards and conventions (although perhaps not in a way which the
sender can see or control) - the problem is that they are sometimes
mis-configured by default, creating difficulties for all their users.
In Groupwise 5.5EP, the message format is controlled from the Groupwise
client. When composing mail:
Click on "View"
Then select either "Plain Text" or "HTML"
The client then remembers that setting.
WARNING: The GW client will turn the HTML setting back on all by itself
if the user receives or reads e-mail that has been MIME encoded with
It may be that 'group-wise' may not be a 'wise' choice to use to
converse in a news 'group'.
You are also top posting, not trimming or contextualizing, and not
performing any kind of attribution or cite/quote mark creation.
Here is one example of a link describing the basis for trimming,
contextualizing, and quoting properly with attributions.
http://members.fortunecity.com/nnqweb/nquote.html - Quoting Style in
Newsgroup Postings -- a description of the traditionally accepted
"quoting style" in Usenet newsgroup postings.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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