For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a reliable transport medium.
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Wed Feb 11 09:33:43 GMT 2004
At 03:01 11/02/2004, you wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> > Behalf Of Julian Field
> > Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2004 8:33 AM
> > To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> > Subject: Re: For those of us that feel strongly that email should be a
> > reliable transport medium.
> > Maybe the default configuration should point to a ruleset that defaults to
> > no but has a sample line in it which switches it on for
> > *@yourcustomer.com.
> > The ruleset would have a strongly worded header at the top explaining why
> > you shouldn't use it. But I would have to document the "bounce" action to
> > make it clear why this extra configuration option existed.
>Noone reads warnings these days. If you have to make it available again,
>make it so the rulesets will only accept it on a per user basis.
>You've got to make it not easy to use and accompany it with a warning or
>people will just keep doing it.
Here's my defence line:
1) By default it is supplied as a ruleset. You have to know how to use a
2) Both the option itself and the ruleset carry a strongly worded warning.
3) It cannot be simply set to "yes" by deleting the pointer to the ruleset.
4) The default value in the ruleset cannot be set to "yes".
This way you have to add rules to switch it on selectively, you can't
enable it for everyone, for even everyone minus a list of exceptions.
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