[svlug] procmail: respond to message w/ add'l text, headers, and full body?
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sun Aug 5 01:53:02 PDT 2001
on Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 10:26:28PM -0700, J C Lawrence (claw at kanga.nu) wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Aug 2001 15:36:04 -0700
> Karsten M Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > Any procmail gurus out there. I'm trying to compose a rule to
> > reply to oversized posts on mailing lists...
> Tangential to which:
> While I don't encourage large posts, I also don't discourage
> them. Posts in excess of 300K, with greater than 60% original
> material have been known on my lists.
These are four line responses to 1,400 line digests, quoting the entire
digest. Multiple times. In succession. Within the same thread.
List traffic profile suggests the majority of posts fall well below the
100 line mark, and very few exceed 400.
> As a list owner were I to find a member using such tactics to
> constrain traffic on one of my lists I would likely (near
> certainty) reward it with removal from the list on first instance
> and banning on the second. The member is not the list owner.
I know the moderator. We don't always see eye-to-eye. I've been a
participant for most of the past decade.
I'm also not seeking to constrain list traffic, but to provide a clue to
some exceptionally ignorant and thoughtless participants.
> As a postmaster I'd kill-file such messages as they are not from
> the list owner or moderator.
Reading the recipie you'll find it replies to listmember and his or her
> As a site-admin I'd be tempted to null route your address.
> Sources of such annoyance are just not worth it.
With any luck at all the rule will be triggered rarely. However, the
option is open.
> > The problem is getting:
> > ...sent to the offender and its postmaster. Note I'm doing this
> > as a subscriber, not listmaster.
> Fairly trivial.
That's not a procmail recipie, but thanks for playing.
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