[Mailman-Users] New user question
AerosmithFanClub.com List Admin
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Sun May 12 04:35:02 CEST 2002
At 07:28 PM 5/11/2002 -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
>On Sat, 11 May 2002 21:36:11 -0400 `
>AerosmithFanClub com List Admin <listadmin at aerosmithfanclub.com> wrote:
>> Well damn that sucks.
>Mailman is not for you at this point. I recommend finding another
>mailing list solution.
I have no choice in the matter. I am trying to make it as easy to use as
possible for all my subscribers.
>> My suggestion is to make this a LOT simpler and do away with all the
>> levels of control and protection. Its way overkill.
>2.1, with some adaption, (may need an external data store adaptor for
>the membership roster(s)) can be configured to do what you want.
This is a shared installation of MM that cannot be moded by individual list
owners UNLESS the options are allowed in the list config.
>> The simplicity of using plain old email to subscribe and/or
>> unsubscribe is much preferred over the web interface and passwords.
>You can subscribe and unsubscribe from Mailman lists using only email.
As long as you know your password which is a totally unnecessary
complication of list software.
>> On top of that all those damn extra headers that are added to each
>> email are a total pain.
>Please read RFC 2369 and the FAQ:
FAQ has long sicne been read. Perhaps YOU and the programmers should read
the part where this is OPTIONAL and not something that shoudl be FORCED
Actually there is a prevailing programming style of forcing list to be
controlled to the Nth degree. Like I was saying earlier this is ONLY a
mailing list. It is not like it is hold the keys to the US nuclear arsenal
or anything. I am in no way talking down about the programming abilities
of the folks who wrote this software. I am merely saying that just because
it is possible to write code to secure things to the equivalent top
secrecy, a mailing list is not the place to implement it all.
>J C Lawrence
>---------(*) Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.
>claw at kanga.nu He lived as a devil, eh?
>http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/ Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.
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