Have you *seen* how large the blacklists are? While it would be nice if hosting providers and ISPs would do more to stop spam/hackers/etc, they don't, so lets get back to the real world where html email is a bad thing and phpBB isn't newsletter SW.Ger wrote:It also doesn't mean that PHP should be the platform to use when sending spam... All hosting providers should ask for a certificate of good conduct before selling web space.
Look, nobody is saying that the sender is in danger. All we say is that a bad admin already has numerous tools to harm his visitors (no matter what (forum) software he uses). One extra tool doesn't make a difference.
Of course there are other tools, there's no reason to turn phpBB into another easy one. While the spammers and admins would LIKE one extra tool, we shouldn't give them an easy one. Of course one more can make a difference, do you remember when "one extra" DOS script got released (smurf) to the public and it changed the internet? I do.
phpBB != newsletters