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[committed] wwwdocs: Rework note on spam to be more concise.

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Gerald Pfeifer Aug. 9, 2020, 4:42 a.m. UTC
In 1998 Jeff created this as a dump from an e-mail (hence all the
contents in a <pre> environment).

Since then we haven't really change any contents, though it's interesting 
to review the commit log which reflects general changes around our web 
site (to XHTML, later reducing preprocessing, now HTML 5).

Pushed.

Gerald
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 htdocs/spam.html | 51 ++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------------
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diff --git a/htdocs/spam.html b/htdocs/spam.html
index 8db948d4..61ee6209 100644
--- a/htdocs/spam.html
+++ b/htdocs/spam.html
@@ -17,40 +17,35 @@  want to run a list where only members can post).</p>
 <p>Some simple guidelines for how to deal with SPAM to the lists can help
 avoid creating unnecessary traffic:</p>
 
-<pre>
-  -  NEVER respond to SPAM, no matter *what* the message says about
-     "Remove" instructions.  It is *quite* likely that, by responding,
+<ul>
+  <li><em>Never</em> respond to SPAM, no matter what the message says about
+     "remove" instructions. It is <em>quite</em> likely that by responding
      you're simply sending the spammers more email addresses (such
-     as yours) to use and share with (or sell to) all the other
-     spammers throughout the world.
-
-  -  If the SPAM you receive came through a list you're on, it is
-     probably best to remove that list itself from the "To" and "Cc"
-     fields, unless your email is really for list members to *read*.
+     as yours) to use and share.</li>
 
+  <li><p>If the SPAM you receive came through a list, remove that list
+     itself should you decide to react after all, unless your email is
+     really for list members to read.
+     </p><p>
      That is, if *you* don't like SPAM, probably nobody else on the
      list does, and probably nobody wants to read how upset you are
      about the spam, because they're already just as annoyed.
-
+     </p><p>
      Exceptions include email like this saying "people on this list
-     should not respond to spam *on this list*".  ;-)
-
-     Cc'ing the list maintainer in email to a postmaster somewhere
-     about spam might be okay, though.
-
-  -  NEVER respond to SPAM.  I really mean this.  That's why I
-     repeated it.  If you want to *discuss* things related to the
-     SPAM, this means DO NOT INCLUDE ANY SPAMMER'S EMAIL ADDRESSES
-     IN THE LIST OF RECIPIENTS!!!
-
-     Otherwise, not only is *your* email address "harvested" as a
-     future "we know there's a person behind this" address for spamming,
-     anyone who absent-mindedly responds to *your* email without
-     trimming the spammer's address (as I've done) also gets *their*
-     email address harvested this way.
-</pre>
-
-<p>In addition to the above you may want to check out
+     should not respond to spam *on this list*".  ;-)</p></li>
+
+  <li><p><em>Never</em> respond to SPAM.  Really.
+     If you want to *discuss* things related to the SPAM, do not
+     include spammers.
+     </p><p>
+     Otherwise, not only is your email address "harvested" as a
+     future "we know there's a person behind this" address,
+     anyone who absent-mindedly responds to your email without
+     trimming the spammer's address also gets their address
+     harvested.</p></li>
+</ul>
+
+<p>In addition may want to check out
 <a href="https://www.abuse.net">www.abuse.net</a>.</p>
 
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