[Haskell-cafe] hello Haskell

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 09:20:50 CEST 2011

On 24 October 2011 18:15, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:
> 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.

I see greylisting as specialised form of moderation:

* If it's a new user and they send spam, kick them off the list.

* If it seems an existing user has had their email hacked, give them
more than one chance before kicking them off the list, possibly
sending a message to them directly to check if they are still able to
access their account and stop the hijacking.

But +1 to at least moderating new users; I'd prefer something more
concrete for dealing with possibly hacked accounts than just
"moderating" them again.

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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