From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Mon 25 Jun 2001 - 17:26:01 IST
begin Colm Buckley quotation:
> I'm willing to consider more, of course. However, I am *unwilling* to
> make the list a subscribers-only affair; it's been publicly touted for
> a long time now as "the place where you can come to get help about
> Linux", and new user's first experience of the list being "you are not
> a member. goodbye." won't do us any good at all.
Really, it _is_ 2001, and essentially all mailing lists do the canonical
three-way handshake to join participants. (You click or mail in that
you want to subscribe; the mailing-list software asks confirmation; you
send it.) The notion that people might find this unusal, at this point,
> There's no need to be snide.
It's a gratis community service. Enjoy.
> It's quite true that a little bit of application at the MUA end (or at
> the MTA-MUA transition, like procmail) can reduce spam to the level of
> barely-noticeable annoyance.
Oh, I do that myself. But I try to take pity on the less-sophisticated
list-members, and block that rubbish from making it through my mailing
lists. It's partly a pride-of-workmanship issue. And, besides, it'd
be really annoying to have spam marring my list archives. So, take the
obvious measures to prevent it.
-- Cheers, "Get the facts first. You can distort them later." Rick Moen -- Mark Twain rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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