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

Erik Tews e_tews at seceng.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Jan 15 08:28:34 UTC 2014


Am Sonntag, den 12.01.2014, 19:53 +0100 schrieb Harald Welte:
> 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.

Hi

The only disadvantage I can see is, that you cannot simply CC the list,
when you get a question to your personal address, that might be
interesting for the list. Your mail will still get through, but the next
reply will not make it to the list.

But that is quiet acceptable, compared to a lot of spam being send to
such lists.

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