I am just letting you know that I did bring up the issue of
auto-responses again to the Getty TeacherArtExchange Staff. I included
two additional issues. I don't think they have anyone monitoring the
list anymore? I have not received an email back from any staff member
in several years.
My email to the staff is copied below. As always, remove my email
address - and all member email addresses before you click send. Your
efforts to reduce Spam will help keep this list going. At one time,
this list had over 100 posts a day.... now there is just a trickle.
From: Judy Decker
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 9:37 AM
Subject: Suggestion for Auto Responses - Re: Getty Staff
Greetings TeacherArtExchange Staff,
While not as plentiful as in the past, the auto responses from Getty
staff do get annoying. Would you please suggest to staff members that
if they are going to be out of the office for a while to switch to the
no mail option while away - or set their response filter to ignore
Getty list mail?
At one time (years ago) there was a command that blocked auto responses.
Here are some other issues:
1. Members who post the entire digest.... years ago, there was a Lyris
command that blocked this - something like "too many lines are
quoted". If the software were set to block subject lines - Digest etc
(folks simply replying to the digest, that would make them stop and
think before they post an entire digest - posting everyone's email
addresses who posted that day. Besides, members who receive the digest
have a hard time reading digests posted within digests.
2. Members posting email addresses. As you may be aware, more Spam is
being posted to the list. All Spoofed, of course. These Spammers are
grabbing email addresses of members and sending Spam. Blocking html
has stopped a large portion of the Spam, but some have figured that out.
There is Lyris list software available that will truncate email
addresses (Does Getty still use Lyris list software?). I believe the
AP Studio list also uses Lyris software, and email addresses are not
posted in entirety to that list.
Thanks for continuing to provide this valuable service for art educators.