My name is Justin Long, and I manage the website www.strategicnetwork.org. We recently migrated to postfix/mailman from qmail/ezmlm because postfix had better anti-spam features and qmail/ezmlm simply hadn't been updated in a long while. We have about 400+ lists with about 160,000 subscribers. I've been very pleased so far with mailman's performance and utility (although admittedly the web interface leaves much to be desired--grin)
One thing I have noticed that I would like to suggest for a fix. When a post comes into a moderated list, the bounce goes to the -owner address. It comes with an email attachment that contains a confirmation code in the subject line. This works great in an email client like Outlook. I, however, use gmail as my primary email source, and the confirmation code comes in a message buried in the message, not in the subject line.
Of course, if I hit "reply" it doesn't go to -requests. I think it either goes to -bounce or -owner. In any event, it's not a simply reply-and-send like it was in ezmlm.
So some suggestions:
- Have the bounce message come to the owner from the -response address, for
Don't require the confirmation code to be in the subject line
Why is the password required? I can sort of see this, and I don't mind it
too much, but wouldn't it be better to have perhaps an -approve and -reject email address that can be clicked as a link? (not a web address but an email address?) or something simple that doesn't require my remembering or typing in the password?
I wouldn't mind #3 so much if #1 and #2 were fixed, so that all I have to do is hit REPLY and type in "Approved: " and the password. As it is, in gmail, I have to forward the email to the -response address, find-cut-paste the confirmation code, and then type the address line.
This is a big deal for many of our members who are in significantly low bandwidth situations or in places where they do not have web access, and must moderate everything by email...
Cordially, Justin Long