This IS an interesting, if somewhat prolonged, discussion and, needless to
say perhaps, I agree with Donald that spam filtering is an operational issue
of relevance to this list.
But it is also a policy issue of interest to the NZ Government, which is
what my job is about. To say that I can change my job as suggested by Joe
(clearly I can and maybe in the fullnss of time I will, but that IS
irrelevant) somewhat misses the point of why I am on this list... it is
because of my *present* job that I think it important.
There are many issues of possible government policy relevance that emerge on
this list in different ways, spam is just one. Which irony has been pointed
out to those who dictate the operational policy for this Ministry.
Unfortunately, they do not subscribe to NZNOG as far as I can determine.
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From: Donald Neal [mailto:Donald.Neal@telecom.co.nz]
Sent: Monday, 29 September 2003 10:11
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From: Simon Byrnand [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 29 September 2003 09:21
To: Joe Abley; Russell Fulton
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has the option of finding a new job, if the policies of his
employer don't suit
C'mon people (not just Joe) this thread is now getting *way*
(I'm surprised Donald hasn't stepped in yet) although
admitedly my original
message was somewhat off topic as well.
This is a list for network operators, which doesn't just mean telcos and
ISP's. My view is that discussion of spam filtering is appropriate. Granted,
by the time we get onto what employees should be allowed to do we may indeed
have wandered a bit.
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