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Re: HTML in list submissions



On Wed, 14 Oct 2003, Bret Hughes wrote:

>> The redhat list has an auto-responder that, when it detects a poster 
>> sending an html message, sends a reply to the poster with a link that 
>> explains why html posting isn't a good idea and even has tips on how to 
>> shut it off for popular browsers.
>> 
>> Is there any way that this could be incorporated into the fedora list?
>> 
>> Ben
>
>IIRC that is done by one of the list subscribers and not RH.  I can't
>find the thread where this was cussed and discussed though.

Yes, one of the list subscribers took it upon himself to set up 
an annoying autoresponder which spammed anyone with anti-HTML 
religious tribe if they sent HTML to the list.  I was the 
recipient of one such email, and I assure you I never post in 
HTML, as I use pine for email.

HTML email is generally quite annoying, and pretty much everyone
on mailing lists prefers it if people disable HTML when posting
as it is just good netiquette.  Some other people handle it by 
just filtering HTML mail to /dev/null or ignoring it.

If you get any autoresponders like that in response to your
postings to any Red Hat list however, please report it to the 
list administrator (rather than dirtying the list).  

Autoresponders that respond to list postings are considered very
taboo.


-- 
Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat




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