Patrick R. McManus wrote:
[James M Galvin: Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 08:40:44PM -0500]
On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, Joe Touch wrote:
These are destination-only addresses, used for forwarding. I tried this
with Mailman (presumably a "modern" application?), to which I had
subscribed touch(_at_)ieee(_dot_)org; it held it for approval. My options as
moderator are: approve, reject, defer, or discard. No option for 'add to
list of approved senders' - that requires more steps, for ME (not under
the control of the sender). There are no options for the user to be able
to add or control aliases.
Or is Mailman not modern?
Mailman is modern. Like its counterparts you can have an "authorized to
submit but do not receive" functionality. I believe the issue you're
raising is that mailman, like its counterparts, does not have an
integrated means to manage the exception list.
I subscribe to a couple of different lists that (ab)use mailman's
"temporarily disable delivery" attribute for this purpose.
Someone with N addresses they'd like to post from simply subscribes to
the list from all of them and sets the disable delivery flag on N-1 of
them. Mailman seems to define temporary as "until I unset this attribute".
No admin intervention required.
Yes. But lots of user intervention required.
Lists for open discussion should require such hoops for participation,
esp. when there are plenty of reasonable, sufficiently correlated
identifiers than "not a list member" to identify spam.