[Theforum] quick change

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Wed May 8 15:00:37 CDT 2002

On Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at 08:44  pm, .jeff wrote:

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>> Interestingly enough though, no one's brought up the
>> point that ANYONE can subscribe to thelist, send out a
>> message, then be unsubscribed either on their own or by
>> an administrator.
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> agreed.  however, that's  not something that's going to be done by a
> spambot.  it's going to be done by an individual who'll have to give a
> valid
> address.

There's an option:
> subscribe_policy (privacy): What steps are required for subscription?
> confirm (*) - email confirmation required
> require approval - require list administrator approval for subscriptions
> confirm+approval - both confirm and approve
> (*) when someone requests a subscription, mailman sends them a notice
> with a unique subscription request number that they must reply to in
> order to subscribe.
> This prevents mischievous (or malicious) people from creating
> subscriptions for others without their consent.

which stops people subbing under totally false addresses.

While a member *could* spam a list, I would guess that
they'd only get to do it once.

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