Ircd spam filter

Bill Bierman bill at
Thu May 27 20:23:16 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: hybrid-bounces at [mailto:hybrid-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Harald Paulsen
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 5:32 PM
> To: General IRCD-Hybrid Discussion
> Subject: Re: Ircd spam filter


> Allthough I agree that it could be beneficial to have a feature like
> that sometimes, it is a dangerous line to cross.
> 1) It can and will be abused
> 2) Server operators risk loosing their common carrier-status.
> On the other hand, if one could load a module that specifically filters
> ONE special message, #2 might be avoided. It's risky though.
> We have no business reading peoples messages, even if to protect them.

Another good point.  Users would have to ASK for such a service to be
provided to them.  The conclusion you draw from that is if you're going to
require their consent, why not leave it up to them and their client to
filter that stuff out?



William Alexander Bierman III

"How is this hate so deep, to lead us all so blindly killing?  Fools are we.
 If hate's the gate to peace, this is the last stop.  War: the only way to
 peace?  I don't fall for that.  You're righteous, so righteous, you're
 always so right.  Here there is more than's showing up, and I hope we can
 break it down so it's not so black and white."

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