[Mailman-Users] Odd Subscriptions
mark at msapiro.net
Sun Jul 17 23:25:26 CEST 2011
David Andrews wrote:
>Is there any reason
>to not let them do this?
I think they are unscrupulous. I think that no one should archive any
list without an affirmative opt-in request from the list owner.
Further, my lists which answerpot has attempted to archive all have
private archives. For someone to attempt to subscribe to such a list
for the purpose of publicly archiving list posts is just plain wrong.
>My sponsoring organization is involved in a
>lot of public education kinds of things, and want to get the word
>out. Is there a negative, or spam risk, or something to letting them
You'd have to look at their existing archives and decide for yourself.
It appears that they hide email addresses, but I don't know how
The main thing for me is I consider them to be unscrupulous for not
requiring positive opt-in and for attempting to archive lists whose
archives are not public. I would not want to support their practices
and their ad revenue with my list's content, even if that content were
otherwise publicly archived..
>And ... finally, why do they need multiple subscribes to
>the same list?
Who knows? Maybe to increase the chances that at least one of the
subscribe attempts will succeed.
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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