[ILUG-BOM] [Vote] blocking non-text messages

Devdas Bhagat devdas@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sat Sep 27 17:28:28 IST 2003


On 27/09/03 13:22 +0530, Shuvam Misra wrote:
<snip>
> 1.  If a new user joins the list and all his (urgent) posts bounce
>     because he didn't switch off "Send mail in HTML" in his mail client,
So the subscription confirmation message can have the rules spelled out.
You are expected to read that mail.

>     perhaps it's unnecessarily discouraging to him. Can our mail mgmt
>     software at least bounce his mail back to him telling him precisely
>     why it bounced? If yes, then I feel this class of problems can be
>     taken care of.
Mailman can do that.
 
> 2.  Someone finds an interesting article in PDF/MS Word format, which he
>     desperately wants to share with others on the Net. We shouldn't
So send a URL. Not hard, keeps it small and those who are really
interested can follow the link while those who aren't interested can
ignore it.

>     totally ban these; we should just ensure that they are a minority.
>     Therefore, in legit situations with non-text attachments, can a list
If you need to send an attachment, send a URL instead.

Devdas Bhagat



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