Phishing and BGP Blackholing

Rich Kulawiec rsk at
Wed Jan 3 13:03:44 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 05:44:28PM +1300, Mark Foster wrote:
> So why the big deal?

Because it's very rude -- like top-posting, or full-quoting, or sending
email marked up with HTML.  Because it's an unprovoked threat.  Because
it's an attempt to unilaterally shove an unenforceable contract down
the throats of everyone reading it.  Because it's a tip-off that the
sender does not value the time or resources of recipients.  Because it's
insulting.  Because (borrowing from first link below) it's simply too
stupid for words.

Please see:

	Mailing and Posting Etiquette: Don't Send Bogus Legalistic Boilerplate

	Stupid Email Disclaimers

	Stupid E-mail Disclaimers and the Stupid Users that Use Them

for longer (and much better) explanations.  For a much long explanation
of these and related points, see:

	Miss Mailers Answers Your Questions on Mailing Lists


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