From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Tue 10 Aug 2004 - 12:39:35 BST
On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:44:40AM +0100, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 10:51, Warren Togami wrote:
> > Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> > > I've enabled the whitelist on the mailinglist today.
> > > Initially everybody has to authorise themselfes
> > > (on the first mail), just for my laziness :o)
> > >
> > > This should get rid of the rest spam, that from
> > > time to time hits the list.
> > >
> > This is no different in purpose than allowing only subscribers to post,
> > but yes this should cut down the spam.
> Actually it is different in purpose:
> the whitelist software can handle recipient_delimiters (or in this case
> sender_delimiters, seperated by "+"), so that people who use one time
> email-addresses and likewise not have to authorise every time they send
> a mail. Also this whitelist can cover more than one mailinglist if
> Second thing is that you still don't have to subscribe to post to the
> list. You just have to authorise your email-address, which is very much
> simpler. Not everybody wants to subscribe each and every email-address
> they have and diable mail delivery for those.
agreed, do not forget, if I stuble over a message
which might be interesting for let's say linux-vserver
folks, I would not bother to subscribe there, just to
forward this email ...
> Kind regards,
> Martin List-Petersen
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