[Mailman-Users] Approved: password header!

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Aug 7 04:29:22 CEST 2009

on 8/6/09 9:14 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull said:

>  > I'll consider this as a feature for Mailman 2.2
> I think this is unwise.  The subject header is read by everybody, and
> you can't just delete it, so you have to munge it.  More complexity.
> It's not so hard to add an Approved pseudo-header.

Some people really, really don't know what their software can do, and 
can't be taught how to make use of advanced features.  Others may be 
able to learn how to use advanced features, but they are forced to use 
software that is locked down into a configuration that they can't change.

So, the question becomes this -- at what point do you stop bending over 
backwards to try to make seriously broken MUAs (or seriously un-savvy 
MUA users) be able to have some sort of minimal functionality, and at 
what point do you decide that it's too much work or opens too large of a 
security hole?

That's not a question I can answer.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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