[Mailman-Developers] Save the world from spam

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen@xemacs.org
22 Feb 2002 17:18:26 +0900

>>>>> "Chuq" == Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui@plaidworks.com> writes:

    Chuq> You know, now that I think of it, there's another approach:
    Chuq> you don't get the admin's email address until you
    Chuq> authenticate. Then you get it. [...]

    Chuq> Thoughts?

You've just reinvented TMDA, basically, except for the initial contact
protocol being HTTP instead of SMTP.  TMDA would also protect admins
of publically accessible lists (yes, I know that's basaqwards, Chuq,
but it would keep them from aliasing the list admin address to
/dev/null).  I was going to suggest that a couple days ago, but
assumed it was common knowledge here.


Jason could probably be very helpful in tuning it to this specific

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