[X2go-dev] rejection of messages from non-subscribers (was: about the mailing list...)

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jun 28 21:58:52 CEST 2010

Dear Heinz,

Am Montag, den 28.06.2010, 21:37 +0200 schrieb Heinz-M. Graesing:
> Hello all new to the list,
> I just wan't to comment on a number of complaints about the "needed
> membership" to write to the mailing list "x2go-dev". At the moment you
> can only write to the list, after you've registered your email address.
> This is done, because if everybody can write to the list we would
> receive a lot of spam. I have to delete really a lot of "non
> accepted/hold" messages per day which are normally spam only.

how is Mailman set up currently at BerliOS? Do messages get moderated or
rejected? Guessing from your statement I would say moderated. Can you
change that to rejection by default [3]. Then people get told right
away, that they need to subscribe. Please also add

        »You need to subscribe to post to the list. Otherwise your
        message will be rejected automatically.«


        »Posting Note: as an anti-spam measure, posts from
        non-subscribers will be automatically rejected; you can
        subscribe and turn off mail delivery if you prefer to read list
        traffic some other way. First-time posters' messages will be
        moderated« [2]

to [1] to make this clear to people.

> I can understand, that not everybody wants to register to such a service
> - but the very popular alternative "forum" needs registration too.
> I need to write about this issue, because there are complaints about the
> level which must be taken to send informations to our project/community.
> I'll describe how to handle the list in our new wiki, and I'll definitly
> promote the service of gmane (making a list look like a forum).

describing this in the Wiki is a great idea. Of course a link on [1] to
the Wiki page is also an option.



[1] https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/x2go-dev
[2] http://lists.boost.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/boost
[3] http://nbcs.rutgers.edu/mailman/newlist.shtml
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