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  • From: James Aldridge < >
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 17:52:29 +0100
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Hiding in anonymity, False Address wrote:
> - that it would be impossible to subscribe someone else to the
> list: subscriptions should be confirmed before they are
> accepted.
> The wordt case of 'spam' we ever had (many years ago) is that
> some student hackers subscribed a journalist to a few
> 1000 mailing lists.

I'm not too sure about this; it's really useful to be able to subscribe a
local group alias to a list without having to wait for manual acceptance.

> - that it would be impossible to fetch E-mail addresses from
> members of the list.

This facility should, at least, be restricted to the members of the list.

> - the list should be protected so that only members of the list
> can mail to the list, so that the list itself can not be misused
> for spam.

Again, this causes a problem where local aliases rather than individual
users are subscribed to the list; I don't really want to have to remember to
edit my "From" header just so that it appears to come from our local alias
(which is subscribed to the list) rather than from myself (who isn't).  This
same problem was discussed at RIPE-28 with regard to the other RIPE mailing


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