[good reasons for POSTING replies to news-posts instead of e-mailing snipped]
A while ago, I would have agreed with this. However, after having beenQuote:>I have to ask, does anyone else get pissed off when a
>person asks "how do I fix this, please e-mail the reply" and then 3
>lines down you see "remove xxxx from my address to reply by e-mail" To
>me this seems extremely a$$inine. Maybe it's just me, If I ask a
>question, I want to make it as easy as possible for the person who is
>going out of their way to help to get the response back.
subjected to the amount of spam mail that one gets from being a fairly
active poster to various news groups, I have changed my mind.
There are just too many spammers that you can filter them out automatically,
and sifting through 10-15 spam messages to pick out the one or two *real*
e-mails does get to be annoying. Besides, I pay real money for getting
my e-mail delivered.
So, this week-end I changed my news setup to use the "spamcan" address.
You can still reply to the address - you will just get an automatic reply
telling you how to get through to me. Since spammers usually ignore replies
or use invalid return adresses, I hope it will be a workable solution.
And it actually encourages what we agree on: That replies to news postings
should be *posted*, not e-mailed.
Please note: Followups redirected to comp.os.linux.misc.
Henrik Storner http://eolicom.olicom.dk/~storner/
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failed to start because of the following error:
The operation completed successfully." -Windows NT Server v3.51