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Dear List Members, As probably all of us, I was rather taken aback by the latest hate-mail sent to us, without doubt by Darin. In particular, I was shocked by the venom directed against Colin. Unfortunately this is something we can only imperfectly protect ourselves from; usually only after the event, by removing the sender from the list and the posting from the archive (as has been done). The only option offering total protection for the list - though not for the subscribers, as he has created his own list of our emails - is to moderate all postings, which tends to unduly limit discussion (and create quite a lot of work for the moderator). The only option offering something close to total protection for the subscribers would be to moderate all postings AND prevent the list archive from being publicly accessible. This would completely contravene CASI's information-dissemination mandate. Thus, I am afraid we will remain vulnerable to such attacks and list members will potentially find abuse directed at them. I am very sorry about this, but unfortunately all steps to increase security have quite undesirable side-effects. regards and sympathy to those attacked Nicholas -- Nicholas Martin CASI Lists Manager - email@example.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk