From: Fergal Daly (fergal at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Sun 24 Jun 2001 - 17:33:32 IST
Sympa and presumably some other mailing list managers have a facility that
replies to non-member posts asking for confimation, all the non-member has
to do is reply to this and the mail goes through. Maybe we could look at
using a different mail manager.
As for people who want to be able to post from 2 addresses, just subscribe
with both and set one of them to get no ILUG mail,
On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 11:30:02PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> begin Paul Kelly quotation:
> > Remind me, what are the disadvantages to blocking posts from
> > non-members?
> A tiny bit more work for the list-owner, the first time a member posts
> from an address other than the one he subscribed from. Mailman holds
> the post for admin approval. You look at it, note it's from a regular,
> approve it, and add the posting address to those that will be allowed
> in the future.
> Worth the trouble, in my view, as it cuts successful spammings to
> effectively zero.
> I'd love to be able to tell Mailman to bounce non-member posts and _not_
> hold them for admin review. (The bounce message would say "Please
> write to [listname]-owner at domain [domain], to get this address added to the
> approved-posters list.) This would eliminate the remaining nuisance
> of having to manually discard non-member spam posts.
> Rick Moen Age, baro, fac ut gaudeam.
> rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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