[Mailman-Developers] Re: subscription confirmations (was Re: [Mailman-Users] [ANNOUNCE] Mailman 2.1 alpha 2)

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui@plaidworks.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 17:47:24 -0700

On 7/16/01 5:38 PM, "Gerald Oskoboiny" <gerald@impressive.net> wrote:

> Fetching a URL into my local http cache doesn't cause a virus to
> be executed or anything else bad to happen, and I wouldn't use
> software where that kind of thing would be possible anyway.

You're speaking both sides of the argument, Gerald, because this whole
discussion started with "don't do it this way, or you could cause me to
automatically be subscribed to a mailing list". Yet you're saying it's okay
to fetch it, because evidently if you fetch it, nothing bad will happen.

So is it a good thing or a bad thing? You seem to be claiming both at the
same time.

Chuq Von Rospach, Internet Gnome <http://www.chuqui.com>
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