RE: Sales Tips Newsletter

Date: Mon Jul 12 1999 - 23:54:43 EEST

I tend to agree with you Karl,

I visually scan my rp-ml mail, both by header content, and in the preview pane
of my mail reader (Lotus Notes), and immediately mark for deletion any messages
which I do not have interest in, or have no relevance to the rp-ml (although I
do enjoy the jokes!). This is not a problem for me, as we have a full time ISDN
connection to the 'net, however people who are connecting via modem have the
additional time of downloading all of the SPAM before scanning it. A newsgroup
would allow download of headers only, with selective download of relevant

We need more input from the other members of the list to allow any kind of
progress to be made however. I was really expecting a flurry of replies today,
but the traffic has been pretty light. If that is an indication of how worried
people really are about the SPAM issue, then my feeling would be to leave things
as they are.

Assuming we DO decide on a Newsgroup, we would need a place to host it. Hannu,
step in here any time. How easy/difficult would it be to switch from a Mail List
to a NewsGroup format?

Kevan on 07/12/99 03:10:13 PM


Subject: RE: Sales Tips Newsletter


If it's not going to be secure then why not just ignore the spammers now?

I'd vote for the newsgroup only if it's secure!


     -----Original Message-----
     From: Mark Bannister []
     Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 6:08 PM
     Subject: Re: Sales Tips Newsletter

     Personally I would vote for a newsgroup -- much easier to manage and
     keep up with. I would though vote against it being secure. Not all
     us can access secure groups through our ISP's. SPAM is much easier
     deal with in a newsgroup, you don't have to bother with it--just
     Does everyone have access to newsgroups?
     Mark wrote:
> Well list,
> I think we can officially say that the rp-ml list address has made
it onto
> someone SPAMMING list. Personally, I'm surprised we didn't get one
one earlier.
> This may be as a result of someones' spite, or it maybe just the
> result of the medium. Either way, it will be difficult to avoid
seeing the junk.
> There may be ways to solve the problem, such as setting up
filters, but it would
> add some work to the list owners plate. Another solution would be
to migrate the
> list to a newsgruop. Make it a secure newsgroup that requires a
name and
> password to post, and most of the problems will go away. Spammers
> advertisers have their accounts suspended.
> Any other ideas, Hannu and rp-ml.
> Kevan Jones
> For more information about the rp-ml, see

     For more information about the rp-ml, see

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