[Haskell-cafe] hello Haskell

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Mon Oct 24 09:15:19 CEST 2011

Tom Murphy <amindfv at gmail.com> writes:

> Blocking/unsubscribing people based on their email provider seems... sort of
> impolite or unwelcoming.
> A greylist could work.

Greylist, as in temporarily refuse a message, and wait for the sending
mail server to retry?  I don't see how it would work against hijacked
hotmail accounts, they most likely use the real hotmail service - which
would retry appropriately.  My own experience indicates that spammers
now often "correctly" retry deliveries, so greylisting is less effective
than it used to be.

> Given the relatively low volume of spam, my vote is for the original
> suggestion of first-message-moderated, with the ability to put an address
> back on moderation if their account is hacked.


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