[Talk] Re: auug.org.au mailing list memberships reminder
db at dawnbreaks.net
Thu Aug 1 16:11:30 EST 2002
On Thu, 1 Aug 2002 david.newall at auug.org.au wrote:
> Greg Black <gjb at gbch.net> wrote:
> >>> Please turn off this spam.
> >> This isn't spam, it's relevant information.
> > We disagree.
> I would rather not receive it, either.
Options for not receiving it currently include:
1) write a more sophisticated authentication system for MailMan
(which is the key problem: password reminders are a mere symptom)
2) write an option for MailMan to turn off password reminder notices
on a per-user level
3) turn off reminder notices for all users of the list
4) use list software other than MailMain
5) filter out reminder notices using your email client
or procmail (this 'spam' conveniently contains the same
key headers each time)
6) leave the list
Regarding those options in the exclusive control of the
Re 3: the list administrators are unwilling to perform
administrative requests on behalf of users who have
forgotten their password. It's enough of an effort
keeping up with bounces and possible spam mails.
Re 4: moving to a different system would invalidate the other
advantages of MailMan for which reason we swapped to it.
Feel free to try other options at your leisure. We'll commit
to upgrading to versions of MailMan that contain the desired
GPG Public Key http://www.dawnbreaks.net/people/db/public.asc
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