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Re: Dealing with list problems Re: Fw: Image Galleries, Alt vs caption.

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:08:54 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200412311208.iBVC8sM02138@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: jbrewer@w3.org

> > Are such kind of messages as below allowed here?
> > If not, where can I report it?

It looks to me as though the message was off list.  It's typical of
an email naive user who has accidentally subscribed (e.g. web interface)
or has been maliciously subscribed.  They think they are getting spam, but
fail to understand that, if it were real spam, there would be no point
in replying.

As far as I know, the list still fails to verify new subscribers.
Nowadays, most (legitimate, non-marketing) lists send a pseudo-random
challenge to new subscribers, and only those that reply correctly actually
start receiving items from the list.
Received on Friday, 31 December 2004 12:15:14 UTC

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