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Wed Apr 4 21:41:03 EDT 2007
At 8:15 PM -0500 4/4/07, Tommy Tolson wrote:
>Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
>> Tommy Tolson wrote:
>>> See if this works. The attachment method did not work for me.
>> All attached files in messages posted to this list are removed
>> before appending to the archives and sending out to subscribers.
>> Pretty obvious why: people attach huge files sometimes (big
>>problem for most)
>> and viruses can be propagated this way. In future I will set up a
>>blog and/or wiki where you all can post your documents
>> and graphical files, but you will have to register for access (no
>>problem there either, no work, no spam, etc., unlike
>This file may facilitate critical mass in organized resistance to GMOs.
>It tells in no uncertain terms that we do not have a clue what we're
>doing and we have no way of telling the effect we're having on the
>genetic structure of the natural order, which is of critical importance,
>I think, to Permaculturists. I suppose a virus could attach itself
>somehow but the pdf file came through my firewalls and software and left
>clean. I'm not a hacker.
With all due respect...nobody is accusing *you* of being a hacker.
The list stops *all* file attachments, regardless of their perceived
political or socio-ecological importance or where they come from.
Sometimes virii attach files to outgoing email without the sender
knowing it. Virii spoof email addresses. It's possible to get a virus
attachment ostensibly from a trusted list subscriber, without it a)
coming from the subscribers machine and/or b) the subscriber knowing
about it. Happens all the time. Stripping file attachments off emails
stops these things at the server before they go out to 500+
unsuspecting subscribers, who might in turn unknowingly propagate the
I am all in favor of no file attachments to mailing lists. It's just
too easy a way for virii and spam to propagate.
Take a deep breath, relax, and go with the flow. If you think it's
*that* important that people have the opportunity to read your
document, post it online somewhere and post the URL to the list.
Loren Davidson listmail at lorendavidson.com
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