[time-nuts] Releasing sources (was Re: Brooks Shera)

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Mar 30 20:40:48 EDT 2013

k7tfc at arrl.net said:
> Some I know use a dedicated email address when they post things intended as
> open source. They then set up an auto-respond message such as: 

Auto-responders are evil.  The problem is that spammer's forge the return 
address.  The response to any spam that gets past your filters will go "back" 
to an innocent victim.  To the victim, it looks like spam.  Don't be 
surprised if you get added to black lists.

It's much better to put that message out where people are finding the email 

If you didn't plan ahead that far, most mail systems will let you reject mail 
with some error text you provide which could include a URL.  That does 
require cooperation from the people running the mail server so it probably 
won't work if you use gmail, hotmail, comcast or similar services.  It's easy 
if you or a friend run the mail server.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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