[ILUG] list admin issues
drjolt+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Tue Feb 20 13:08:20 GMT 2001
Quoting <Pine.LNX.4.32.0102201259280.3157-100000 at skynet>
by Dave Airlie <airlied at csn.ul.ie>:
> this isn't the cas where people mess up their setups, but I for example
> am subscribed as I think airlied at csn.ul.ie, I post from my work address
> (@parthus.com) if my net connection to skynet is too slow to type a mail
> comfortably, I can still get the answer to my mail either via the web or
> by reading them over the slow connect... I cannot subscribe as
> @parthus.com, because I don't have access to it as easily after work...
> I think a lot of people that work on Linux stuff from home/weekends and at
> work will have two addresses they would like to use on the list, also a
> newbie may not want to join to ask a quick question..
Unless I'm very much mistaken, mailman gives a subscriber an option to
not deliver mail - while this is intended for someone who wants to
temporarily suspend mail delivery, there is no reason why you couldn't
subscribe from every account you want to post to ILUG from, then disable
delivery to any account you don't want to recieve ILUG at (like your
work account, perhaps). Sure it's more work for you, but you're
bearing the effort cost of the additional spam protection it offers,
rather than everyone bearing the spam cost of the ease-of-use the
current system offers.
I'm pretty sure we've had this discussion before though, so I don't
expect any change in the list config.
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