[clug-talk] Fwd: Online Calendar/Todo Sync with KDE?

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Tue May 30 09:38:53 PDT 2006

I'm aware of your aversion to challenge/response. I use it for the exact same 
reasons that you decry it. I get 150+ legitimate emails a day and about 100+ 
more spam emails. I simply can't sift my way through it.

I go to great, great pains to ensure that everyone I correspond with is on my 
whitelist, but occasionally someone emails me out of the blue from an address 
that I cannot possibly be expected to foresee as was the case with you. In 
order to ensure that I get those emails, I browse my trapped folder a couple 
of times a day. In short, I am a responsible challenge/response user.

Your ire is better directed at the irresponsible users of challenge/response. 
As is the case with many tools, it can be used corrcetly or incorrectly. I've 
written about the correct way to use challenge/response and the incorrect way 
to use it on my blog. If you're interested (bottom couple of paragraphs): 

So pffffft at you!


On Tuesday 30 May 2006 09:27, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 May 2006 08:58, Jon wrote:
> > Please ignore me?
> ha! i actually sent an email to your personal email addy. it returned with
> one of those $EXPLETIVE "click this link to get on my whitelist" responses
> ala spamarrest. as i absolutely hate those things (and refuse to take part
> in the "jump through this hoop" crap[1]) you can rest comfortably knowing
> you have succeeded in getting me to (at least appear) to ignore you ;)
> luv.
> [1] why? because given the amount of people i correspond with it simply
> isn't a scalable solution and i really don't like bearing the brunt of a
> penalty that belongs on the back of spammers.


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