John Alvord (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:17:53 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Peter Benie wrote:

> letting their mail through, you should send back an introduction to
> the list and describe the type of article that should/should not be
> sent. In the introduction, you make it clear to people that the list
> is highly technical in nature and suggest better forums for the "how
> do I setup 'x' on my machine" questions.
> Peter Benie
One recent innovation uses an initial message which the subscriber must
respond to positively before his articles are accepted. This eliminates
immediately the spammer who uses an illegal address in the header.

john alvord