Re: Yahoo breaks every mailing list in the world including the IETF's

Avri Doria <avri@acm.org> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:02 UTC

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On 19-May-14 04:47, Yoav Nir wrote:
> but eliminating those will not solve the spam problem.

spam is a chronic disease for which there is no magic bullet.
like most chronic diseases, Internet or otherwise, it can be mitigated
and controlled but not cured.

As long as people are aiming at a cure, it will be easy to put forward
absurd solutions.  And solutions that break things.

Then again, I assumed the first note from Eric Dynamic was satire.
I must watch too much comedy central.

avri