[Mailman-Developers] TMDA in front of mailman-users with no check
against thesubscriber list
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 23:10:58 +0200
@ J C Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org> :
> Another possible use for TMDA:
> The rate of FAQ questions on mailman-users is high, damn near the
> majority of the posts. How about setting up TMDA in front of
> mailman-users with a confirm request text that explicitly asks, HAVE
> YOU CHECKED THE FAQ AT <URL>?
No! Be very very friendly to anyone coming to you. You can bite afterwards,
but only if they have harrassed you.
I'm copying here the comments I just sent you after testing TMDA-Mailman on
your system (thanks!) - hope you don'"t mind my copying part of your answer.
> > Fil : Otherwise this message looks quite a lot like a "mailer-daemon"
> > message, and most people will discard it. Maybe that's wanted ;)
> JC Lawrence: Hehn. true. I'm working on the wording to be a bit more
Yes. By very definition this message is for newcomers: be very friendly,
very clear about your intents, and very very clear about what they should
You have just sent a message to <address> - it has been temporariliy
Please answer to this email to allow your posting to get
through to the list (or list moderators).
* * *
Short explanation : in order to fight SPAM (unsollicited mail), we
(kanga.nu) have decided that the first time someone posts a message
to the mailing-list system, we would write back in order to confirm
that it's a real person, not a spammer. Once you have replied to
this email, your address will be known to us; you'll never have to
repeat this procedure.
A longer explanation can be found on our website at http://wwwwwwww
with links describing : what is spam, how to fight it, and so on.
If you wish to contact a human about this system, please write to <xxx>
(This message has been sent by a computer without human intervention.)
Having gone through all of the process, I've received 3 messages from the
1) please reply
2) confirmed : you have replied
3) your message awaitrs moderator approval
I think step 2) is unnecessary in a mailing-list context.