[Mailman-Users] New user question
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at zope.com
Sun May 12 04:35:15 CEST 2002
>>>>> "AcLA" == AerosmithFanClub com List Admin
>>>>> <listadmin at aerosmithfanclub.com> writes:
AcLA> Well damn that sucks. This is one of the areas of
AcLA> this program that whoever wrote it got just a little too
AcLA> anal. It is JUST a mailing list. Heck I ran a list under
AcLA> Majordomo for 8 years w/o a single spam coming across the
AcLA> list and no one getting unsubscribed without them doing it
Heck, I ran Majordomo too for many years. But the 'net's changed a
lot since then and I think we do a disservice to the community by not
recognizing that fact.
AcLA> That is a great product. It is very easy to
AcLA> use and nowhere near as complicated and cumbersome as
AcLA> Mailman. I had to change because my host changed server
AcLA> packages and they only use Mailman now. My suggestion is to
AcLA> make this a LOT simpler and do away with all the levels of
AcLA> control and protection. Its way overkill.
For some people, sure. For others, it's essential absolutely
essential. The challenge is to build a system that is convenient for
both audiences. We can't hope to achieve perfection, and fortunately
it's a mostly free world, and totally free software.
AcLA> The simplicity of using plain old email to subscribe and/or
AcLA> unsubscribe is much preferred over the web interface and
So use them instead. Mailman's got an email interface, and it's
actually been much improved for MM2.1.
AcLA> On top of that all those damn extra headers that
AcLA> are added to each email are a total pain. If you (whoever
AcLA> you are) would make it so that each list could be configured
AcLA> the way he list master wants rather than force certain
AcLA> methodologies on us would greatly be appreciated.
I guess I'm now "whoever you are". :) Some people hate the headers,
others see them as the standards-compliant way to improve the user's
experience. But with your site admin's approval, you will be able to
suppress these headers in MM2.1.
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