[Mailman-Developers] Re: feature reminder: no unsubscribe (Christopher Kolar)
Fri, 21 Apr 2000 14:01:33 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 21 Apr 2000 Christopher Kolar <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am setting up some more course mail lists and I remembered to check on
> our testbed box for a feature that a bunch of people requested in the past:
> that a mail list have a setting that subscribers cannot remove themselves
> without admin approval. This was sought for situations (like a class)
> where you don't want people to be able to opt out.
> I did not find this in 2b1, is it implemented? Maybe just as something to
> drop into the config file instead of through the web? If not, is there a
> chance that it can get into the 2.0 code? Thanks much.
My apologies if this has already been hashed out to everyone's
satisfaction, but i would be nervous about how this particular feature
would be subject to abuse.
I suppose, on the one hand, that spammers and the like could just use
something else - bare mailling list aliases, for that matter - to get
their captive audiences. On the other hand, i wouldn't want mailman to be
the tool of choice for capturing audiences. Might notifications of
deenlistment, with the ease of forcing reenlistment, be sufficient?
Not adamant, but wary,