[Mailman-Users] Are passwords obligatory?

Soren Dayton csdayton at cs.uchicago.edu
Sat Apr 10 23:48:56 CEST 1999

Thanks for the response.  Any sense of how far in the future this will
be?   This just seems pretty necessary to me....


Clark Evans <clark.evans at manhattanproject.com> writes:

> Soren Dayton wrote:
> > I was wondering whether the use of passwords is obligatory or not?  One
> > of the things that we use our current (smartlist) setup for is something
> > like a department wide announcements (that people can un-subscribe to
> > automatically).  Giving everyone passwords for this seems a little
> > excessive to me, so I was wondering if there were facilities for not
> > using this (all the time).
> The archives have a debate on this issue.  From my memory,
> in a future version, a subscribe/unsubscribe will not 
> require passwords (but will require confirmation).  All other
> features (switching preferences, etc.) will require a password.
> This seemed to be the middle ground that most people could agree with.
> Regards,
> Clark

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