[PD] Re: [PD-announce] PD-list change of policy for unsubscribed posters

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Nov 29 17:23:21 CET 2004

This sounds fine for now.  But the newer versions of Mailman handle  
this stuff much better.  So ideally, the Pd lists would get a Mailman  
upgrade, then it Mailman would bounce non-member posts as well.

I am sure you will enjoy 100 emails less clicking per day... it is a  
thankless task.


On Nov 29, 2004, at 7:23 AM, Johannes M Zmoelnig wrote:

> hi.
> the current policy regarding posts to the pd-lists (pd-list,  
> pd-announce, pd-ot, pd-dev) from non-subscribed posters is as follows:
> SPAM is silently dropped (the sender is not notified that the mail did  
> not make it to the list)
> other mails (e.g. mails from people that are interested in pd but do  
> not want to subscribe, or mails from subscribed people that are sent  
> from "unknown" (e.g. not-subscribed) addresses) are rejected (this is:  
> the sender gets an email saying that his email did not make it to the  
> list because...)
> unfortunately this is a constant annoyance for the list-administrator  
> (the poor person has to go through ~100 bouncing-emails per day and  
> decide whether they are to be rejected or discarded. this is both  
> tiresome and error-prone)
> to make life easier, i'd like to discard all bouncing emails in the  
> future (as hans proposed to me in graz)
> the bad side of this is, that whenever an email is sent to the  
> mailinglist from an unsubscribed account it will be silently dropped  
> and you wouldn't know why it got "lost".
> to the lists it wouldn't make any difference, as such emails *never*  
> reach them.
> so i no one objects, i will enable the new policy by tomorrow.
> mfg.a.dr
> IOhannes
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