[Users] I need help with my mail client [Was: running cron on UTC]
jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Mar 1 17:35:05 CET 2013
On Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:44:06 -0600
> On Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:44:16 +0000
> Brian Morrison <bdm at fenrir.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Fri, 1 Mar 2013 06:21:17 -0600
> > JB wrote:
> > > > Personally, I believe ALL list replies should go directly to the
> > > > list and not to an individual unless the individual has
> > > > specifically requested such action.
> > >
> > > The voice of reason and common sense. +1
> > If you accidentally send something you didn't intend to be public,
> > the principle of least harm says that it's best _not_ to reply to
> > the list by default...
> And the key word there is 'accident'. Otherwise, to the list only.
> If I get e-mails to me *and* the list, *without* my permission, it
> tends to make me want to killfile the moron who can't seem to get it
> through their head that I can read the list and don't have to have it
> twice! It's the same as spam if they feel they have to send it to a
> persons personal e-mail account, after all, what if that person is
> using some M$ crapware and is infected? Guess what, now *MY* e-mail
> address is out in the wild for spammers to abuse and *I* have to go
> through the trouble of fixing it. *That's* a principle of even *less*
I agree; however, there isn't much that you can do about it. It is
impossible to have an intelligent conversation with those individuals
who insist on CCing or replying directly to the original poster even
when the originator of the post has asked NOT to be so contacted.
Interestingly enough, I just received a reply from another forum sent
directly to me and I wasn't even the originator of the original
document. All you can do is ignore them and hope they die a painful
death. Actually, I take those replies and send them to Spamcop. I know
it doesn't really do any good, but at least I feel as if I am getting
some satisfaction our of the ordeal.
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