making SPI's public mailing lists subscriber-posting-only

Branden Robinson branden at
Fri Oct 15 04:25:20 UTC 2004

On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 04:13:01PM -0700, Bruce Perens wrote:
> Please go ahead and do that. I've operated the UserLinux lists as 
> subscriber-post-only from day one, and nobody has complained, nor have 
> we had a single spam posting.
>    Thanks
>    Bruce


Please observe my mail headers.

  Mail-Copies-To: nobody
  X-No-CC: I subscribe to this list; do not CC me on replies.

Some MUAs are coded to respect the first of the two headers above; the
second one is for everyone else.

(Before anyone starts to argue that recipients can always filter duplicate
messages on their end -- don't.  The Debian mailing list archives contain
extensive refutations of this reasoning.  That people can also filter spam
doesn't mean it's okay for people to send it in the first place.)

G. Branden Robinson, Deputy Treasurer
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
branden at
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