On 9 Mar 2002, at 2:44, Dave Thomas wrote:
> Today, someone reported me for sending spam to the ruby-talk mailing list
> [and] ... (my news-mail gateway forwards on all messages in
> comp.lang.ruby)...   [so] my ISP stopped my account while investigating,
> [and next time] probably won't be [temporary]
> 
> ... if I run the gateway, spam will leak through to the mailing list. If
> people feel like this is an affront, and will report this in future to spam
> copy, please let me know _now_ and I'll take the gateway down today. 

Unfortunately, even *if* everyone on the list today agrees not to spam, 
*and* manages to alter any automatic anti-spam on their own account, 
that's still not enough to guarantee that new joiners won't make it happen 
again.





Cheers,
     Euan