Re: [stella] Administrative note about postings to the list

Subject: Re: [stella] Administrative note about postings to the list
From: Rob <kudla@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 13:14:35 -0500
On Friday 21 March 2003 12:28, Russ Perry Jr wrote:
> A recent post to Stellalist used 'X's to represent 2-bit graphics,
> like "  XXX   XXX" etc.
> Well, the "XXX" things set off a couple of spam filters.

While Andrew's post did trip my spam filters (just barely), it only got marked 
that way as a combination of all the X's (and all-uppercase assembler lines) 
and the fact that both messages he sent out at that time had a timestamp of 
1969-12-31 (i.e. zero.)  The other 1969-12-31 message didn't get marked and 
neither have any of the other posts with X's or assembler code.

The other people whose spam filters got tripped should check the logs to see 
if that's the case with them as well.  I'm sure "XXX" by itself is enough to 
trip some misconfigured filters but a missing timestamp is much more often a 
good spam indicator.


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