[Mailman-Users] A Vote Against Passwords
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Tue Aug 1 17:23:26 CEST 2000
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000 23:12:04 +1000
Chuck Dale <bug at aphid.net> wrote:
> I vote to have the password facilities in Mailman toned down. I
> would like them removed but at least to make this optional.
Configurable is Okay -- but they're too damned useful to remove.
> And definitely to make the "Send Password Reminders Every
> Month" option default to OFF.
Choice. I prefer them on for the reasoning below.
> I say this after another month of receiving more than 10 separate
> password reminders. And mailman lists only account for about 1/3
> of the lists I am on!
Password reminders are the most telling method to handle bounces
from forwarded addresses without going for VERP. Handle the
uncaught bounces from your password reminders every N months of so
and you can maintain a pretty clean list without paying VERP's
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