[Mailman-Developers] Subscription Authentication.
terri at zone12.com
Thu Aug 19 19:27:25 CEST 2010
We were also discussing this at LinuxCon, and OAuth or similar paves the
way to some other nice things, like easier single sign on/integrated
systems, and an easier way to handle using the archives like a web forum
to allow participation by those who prefer that mode of communication.
There was definitely interest in having a setup where people could
mass-manage subscriptions to lists even when they're on different
servers, which I hadn't thought of but can see the advantages for users...
Ian Eiloart wrote:
> We've been discussing mailing lists over on the ietf-dkim mailing
> list, and the issue of when a receiving MTA should trust mail from a
> I had an idea, though it's only vaguely formed:
> It would be nice if a list server would verify subscription requests
> using OAuth, Windows Live ID Delegated Authentication, or similar.
> Perhaps instead of the usual verification by email. If
> <http://fingerprintapp.com/email-client-stats> is accurate, that's
> about 35% of email users with Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail.
> If that happened, then then the subscriber's mail system has a chance
> of understanding that the subscriber has, indeed, subscribed to the
> list. At that point, the receiving mail system might whitelist mail
> from that list, provided that it had a good DKIM signature, or an SPF
> pass, perhaps.
> One might even build some sort of federated list management
> infrastructure, so a user could go to one site to manage all their
> Mailman3 mailing list subscriptions. With some kind of future
> standard, perhaps other MLMs could join the party later.
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