[Mailman-Users] Wishlist Items

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Tue Aug 13 17:17:48 CEST 2002

On 8/13/02 1:29 AM, "Nigel Metheringham"
<Nigel.Metheringham at dev.InTechnology.co.uk> wrote:

> So "Wile E Spammer" of "Evil Spammers Incorporated" writes a little
> script that does an invite subscribe of a few hundred throusand of his
> "friends" with an invitation note of whatever crap he is sending out
> this week.
> Isn't this basically just another form of open relay?

Not necessarily, but...

Most web sites now have some form of forward to a friend capability. I'm
working on implementing one now for a project. If you do it carefully, you
can avoid putting yourself open to abuse. If you don't....

The intent is okay. The original request put it too far into the approval
chain, though. Some way of letting a person know about the list is good.
Signing them up isn't. Building your setup so it can be hijacked is really

Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
chuqui at plaidworks.com -- http://www.chuqui.com/

He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier.

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