[RFC] [ADMIN] Making lists subscriber-only?

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Sun Jan 12 19:38:55 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 07:53:26PM +0100, Harald Welte wrote:
> Dear all,
> so far the osmocom.org mailing lists have always been in a 'non-members
> are manually moderated' mode.  This has created a lot of work for manual
> list moderation, where a lot of the messages caught are simply spam, and
> only the occasional valid message is being received.
> I'd like to thank the list moderators for taking care of this.
> However, in more recent discussions, we were considering to move the
> lists to a completely closed mode, i.e. postings would automatically be
> rejected from non-members.
> The automatic response would contain a description of how to subscribe
> in 'nomail' mode, i.e. to subscribe in a way to be able to post to the
> list, while still not receiving any incoming traffic.  The latter should
> be fine for occasional posters who don't want the bulk e-mail that goes
> with a full/regular subscription.
> Please provide feedback in case you disagree with that change.  Unless
> there is major opposition, we will likely transition to the 'closed'
> mode within one month.

For the dect list I'm all in favour of this. There's very low traffic
and almost only spam.


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