[Mailman-Users] Handling bogus subscribe requests

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Sun Jan 17 09:34:20 EST 2016

On Sat, 16 Jan 2016 18:27:00 -0800 Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
> > Would it be hard to add optional recaptcha support for the pages
> > with forms in a future release? That would probably prevent most
> > such games and it doesn't seem so bad.
> I hate them. I'd really have to be convinced of the need.
> In any case, you already have that ability. The only place I think
> you need it is the subscribe form on the listinfo page. It is a
> simple matter to install a sitewide custom listinfo template in
> (for example for english) $prefix/templates/site/en/listinfo.html
> or to make a list specific one through the web admin UI.
> Since reCAPTCHA in particular requires registration and perhaps
> other steps outside of Mailman, I don't think it's too burdensome
> that the Mailman part requires making a custom template.

Mostly it just requires registration. Doing a custom template is
probably fine for someone like me who is able to deal with the
technical steps involved but it might be too much of a burden for
many users. If such code was contributed would you be willing to
include it? You don't have to use it yourself of course if you find
it overly vile.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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