TAKE WIRFS-BROCK OFF THE LIST ; RECURSIVE DEATH TRAP
Randal L. Schwartz
merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Apr 11 19:12:32 UTC 2003
>>>>> "Nils" == Nils Kassube <nika at kassube.de> writes:
Nils> Cees de Groot <cg at cdegroot.com> writes:
>> Hmm. I wouldn't turn it back on in any case. I'd hexdump the
>> autoresponder's code, print it out, and run it through the nearest
>> shredder. An autoresponder should *never* respond more than once a day
>> to the same address!
Nils> Even worse: the autoresponder should have replied to the -bounces
Nils> mail address, not the mailing list.
And, an autoresponder should never (a) reply to "Precedence: bulk"
messages, nor (b) emit messages not marked as such.
I suspect the mailing-list software would have refused to forward a
properly marked message to the list. Either that, or it is broken
Too many idiots not learning enough about email before writing
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