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Re: [this is an automated message]

Jul 05 2006 | 6:28 pm

On 5-Jul-2006, at 13:27, Nick Rothwell wrote:

> On 5 Jul 2006, at 11:52, Stefan Tiedje wrote:
>> Any mailinglist programm should have an automated filter for:
>> "[this is an automated message]" in the mail body
> So it would, of course, bounce your message (and mine) – unless we
> all started speaking antiorp.

I think it was the Finale list that filtered all messages containing
the strings

char nonoString1[]
= {‘s’, ‘u’, ‘b’, ‘s’, ‘c’, ‘r’, ‘i’, ‘b’, ‘e’, "},
= {‘u’, ‘n’, ‘s’, ‘u’, ‘b’, ‘s’, ‘c’, ‘r’, ‘i’, ‘b’, ‘e’, "};

This was effective in blocking ‘How do I unsubscribe from this list’
messages, but also sent numerous legitimate messages to dev/null/
unless the author inserted spurious blanks or performed some other
ruse. This got old very fast.

In a perfect world people wouldn’t misconfigure their .vacation files.

— P.

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