[Mailman-Users] Allowing users to join without specifying pas swords
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Fri Jun 15 21:24:17 CEST 2001
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:59:51 -0700
Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com> wrote:
> On Friday, June 15, 2001, at 11:34 AM, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> VERP is interesting. I'd argue that allowing Mailman to only
>> apply VERP (or VERP-like techniques) to every Nth post to every
>> Q'th list member is the most interesting case, both for bounce
>> handling and human unsubscribe/listinfo etc.
> Me, I see VERP as an afterthought.
I tend to classify the various forms of "do something member unique
to each message as VERP" as they share similar system load issues.
> I'm more interested in making things easier for the end user,
> which means things like what I posted earlier this morning (to
> line changes, encoded URLs). you can't do that every Nth post...
Actually you can and it works rather nicely. I was on a list for a
while which applied one of a library of customisations to each
message. Thus each message would have a footer blob that instructed
on a different aspect of using the list effectively.
Rather neat I thought.
> ... it has to be in every message.
> And once you do that, you might as well do VERP, since it's now
J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
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