[Mailman-Users] Mailman 1.0b9, password requirement.

Clark Evans clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Wed Mar 24 21:45:18 CET 1999

I think that enough users have complained
enough about this problem.  Would the developers
please consider the reality that passwords
are a hudge pain in the rear end.  

People 'maliciously' unsubscribing others is
just NOT A PROBLEM.   Requiring a password is
counterproductive.  It makes unsubscribing 
too hard for the casual user.

PLEASE consider removing this requirement.

Thank you.


Sylvain Bolduc wrote:
> Greetings,
> Is there a way for users to subscribe via e-mail or web but NOT
> to have to specify a password.
> Why it's seems absolutely necessary ? For security reasons ?
> Some other mailling list program doesn't require it, they are just looking
> for the Sender Address that match the one into the database and providing
> an unique id number into the message needed to be replied.
> For flexibility,  it could be good to have and option into Mailman
> that let us to enable/disable it.
> Or if we leave that field empty, by default have one autogenerated in that
> case.
> (Just alike the Mass Subscribe Members options)
> Best regards
> Sylvain Bolduc
> UniGlobal
> 1801, McGill College, suite 1010
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