[Mailman-Users] A Vote Against Passwords

Michael Ghens michael at spconnect.com
Wed Aug 2 19:40:38 CEST 2000

I like the webpage, passwords, and anouncements. Mailman has keep my
sanity with dealing with list owners.

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, J C Lawrence wrote:

> Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 10:20:14 -0700
> From: J C Lawrence <claw at kanga.nu>
> To: Dan Mick <Dan.Mick at west.sun.com>
> Cc: Chuck Dale <bug at aphid.net>, mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] A Vote Against Passwords 
> On Tue, 01 Aug 2000 13:39:35 -0700 
> Dan Mick <Dan.Mick at west.sun.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> I find it telling, especially since I'm using the default Mailman
> footer that lists the URL to the list page, that every month I get a 
> rash of unsubscribes right after the password reminders go out.
> I like that -- it means my subscriber list is helped to keep clean
> of uninterested people.

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