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From: Brad Johnson (sysadmin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-10-10 16:04:03

>On 10/10/2019 10:30 AM, Paul A Bristow via Boost wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Edward Diener via
>>> Boost
>>> Sent: 10 October 2019 15:01
>>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>>> Cc: Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]>
>>> Subject: [boost] Seeing spam designation in message title
>>> The previous message I sent to this mailing list shows the word [SPAM] in the title
>>> to the message. Does anybody know why this happened ? I am obviously not a
>>> spammer being the author of two libraries and maintainer of another.
>> The good news is that *this* message is NOT defaming you as a spammer 😉
>Yes, but I was just curious why the previous message did so. What
>god/goddess of newsgroups ( Apollo ? Athena ? ) decides such things <g> ?

Hello all.

First, details are headed separately to Edward for the reasons behind this particular message being flagged.

The mailing list employs several methods to try to prevent messages other than those deemed permissible by list owners from reaching list members. This starts with restrictions on who may post to the list, moderation under certain circumstances, and restrictions on the SMTP server following current best practices. Any one of those settings or utilities may restrict posting or flag messages in headers or subject modifications.
Mailman allows the list owners to determine next actions for messages flagged by the system. As we all noted with Edward’s post, for this list, those messages will flow through unchanged.

Thus far the “knobs” have provided the protection desired for the list. Via this email address, those responsible for maintaining the settings can be reached if there are any concerns or suggestions. It is certainly not the admins desire or intent to have Edward or any of the rest of the community wonder about their posts to this list. We will gladly provide details and take suggestions from the community on how to best serve the community with the services we help administer.


Brad Johnson

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