- in the current situation, even postings from occasional posters
are being blocked. and when postings are blocked, the message is
terse and cryptic (even insulting) and contains no clue about how
to workaround the problem
Do you have specific recent examples of this? If it is the case it needs to be
I think I was simply mistaken about this ; I was remembering the
"post from non-subscriber" messages I'd seen recently and confusing
them with the "list won't accept posts from non-subscribers"
messages I used to occasionally see from that list.
- getting on the "approved posters" list is not well documented or
understood. for some list software this is a manual operation
requiring the list admin to edit a file; on others it is under
control of the subscriber but he/she has to "subscribe" the alternate
address using some obscure option like /NOMAIL.
Perhaps in the case of namedroppers the added [ post by non-subscriber... ]
note can include the instructions on how to get added to that list.
ideally, I think, the instructions would come in the form of a response
sent back to the sender, rather than being sent to the list. and they
should explain how to get on the approved poster list rather than expecting
everyone to post from their subscription address.