[Mailman-Users] mailman list questions about password and bounces-back for invalid emails

Richard Damon Richard at Damon-Family.org
Sat Mar 1 03:21:45 CET 2014

On 2/28/14, 12:21 PM, Adam McGreggor wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 10:11:22AM -0600, Barry S. Finkel wrote:
>> As for passwords, I disabled the monthly password reminders.
>> Many of my lists were auto-subscribe lists (from HR), and the
>> subscriber almost never needed his/her password.  I do not remember
>> a case where a subscriber needed assistance with a list password.
> +1. 
> When setting up a new Mailman (2) instance, one of the things I do
> is to remove that line from the crontab.
> If users want a password reset, they can trigger it themselves. I've
> never known anyone to think "oh, I had a mail on the 1st, I'll check
> that…".
Where I find it very useful is when subscribers forget what address they
are subscribed with. Now and then someone forgets that they have a
forwarding going on, or that their mail server changed its name (but
still takes email from the old domain). This might have happened a while
in the past, but just now they are needing to log into the option page
or trying to post. Being able to refer them to the monthly subscription
reminder is very helpful for this. If it is just a domain change, I can
usually find the old address in the members list, but if someone set up
a forwarding for them that they forgot about, it isn't so easy.

Richard Damon

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