[Mailman-Users] A Vote Against Passwords
Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Tue Aug 1 22:39:35 CEST 2000
Chuck Dale wrote:
> For What It's Worth:
> I vote to have the password facilities in Mailman toned down. I
> would like them removed but at least to make this optional.
> And definitely to make the "Send Password Reminders Every Month"
> option default to OFF.
> 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!
> All the other mailing list managers seem to do without it so why
> waste time with it.
If you're going to require passwords (as Mailman does), it seems critical
to me that the reminder remain "on", as "I lost my password because
I can't follow welcome message instructions" is *the* number 1 complaint
of my list users.
If, and only if, there's ever a way to run a list without passwords,
then obviously the reminder should be turned off, since it's then
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