[Mailman-Users] Stop the Confirmation E-Mail

Thomas Hochstein ml at ancalagon.inka.de
Thu Mar 18 09:33:31 CET 2004

Steven Massey schrieb:

> Thanks for the response.  I would tend to agree with you, but this 
> client is particularly insistent on setting it up this way.

Did you counsel him and explain to him, *why* that is a really *very*
bad idea?

> Perhaps 
> people on the list could help me by providing some fodder to argue why 
> there should be a confirmation e-mail. 

Because otherwise anyone can subscribe anyone else (and this *will* be
done, sooner or later, if only to aggravate the people being
subscribed), and your client and/or you will get blamed for that ("You
are sending me unsolicited mail! I did not order your
newsmetter/mailing list/whatever!!!!11").

> I've tried saying that people 
> could be maliciously signed up for a list they never wanted to be on, 
> but they don't seem to think that is really an issue.

It is. Be sure.


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