List moderation?

gene heskett gheskett at
Tue Mar 8 03:35:56 GMT 2011

On Monday, March 07, 2011 10:30:25 PM Duncan did opine:

> gene heskett posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:46:42 -0500 as excerpted:
> > Is this list moderated?
> > 
> > I am a member of this list, at the from: address above.  I am getting
> > 5-20 msgs a day delivered to this email address.
> > 
> > So, one more time, why do my posts disappear?
> The list isn't moderated, but they /do/ discourage HTML posting as you
> did, because many regulars, including me, believe there's only three
> types of folks that normally use HTML, those who are trying to use it
> to hide or trigger malware, those who are trying to dress up their
> spam, and those AOLer types that simply don't know better and often
> don't care to know (which are you? will you stop now that you know and
> you're being asked to?).  If the message is legit, its content only
> needs plain text, no need to dress it up with potentially security
> vulnerability triggering HTML.
> They obviously don't filter it as the message got thru, but it might add
> to a spam-filter score somewhere, causing the message to be judged more
> likely spam and less likely ham.  Depending on the other message
> content...
> Meanwhile, here on the gmane list2news archive, I see messages from a
> "Gene Heskett" (initial caps) clear back as early as June, 2004.  That
> Gene Heskett seems to have posted fairly regularly to this list thru
> April of 2006, at which point there was a gap.  But a "gene heskett"
> (initial small-letters) started posting in late August of 2010, with
> posts several times a month thru January.  There's no listed posts for
> February, but one from Sunday (yesterday) on kde-4.6.1 (no replies,
> yet) and then this one, today.

My apologies for the html, for some reason kmail seems to think its a good 
idea, and I didn't notice the extra toolbar in the composer screen.  No 
idea what turns in on, but I have to turn it off at least weekly.  IMNSHO, 
turning that on needs a full screen, bright red lettering "Are you really 
really sure you want to turn this on" requester.

Now I'll go back and look at the other messages I've sent recently and see 
if any of them were html too, fix and resend if they are.

Thanks Duncan.

Cheers, Gene
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