Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers
linxt at comcast.net
Fri Jul 9 07:22:47 UTC 2010
On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 09:55:49 -0400
Chris Tyler <chris at tylers.info> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 09:23 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 08:57:48 -0400
> > Chris Tyler wrote:
> > > a process that takes a few seconds
> > I understand the need to subscribe, but the process does
> > not take a few seconds. For one thing, a lot of ISPs
> > seem to be blocked or are blocking replies (you can't ever
> > tell which one), so you have to try different mail
> > accounts till you find one that actually works both ways,
> > and not knowing how long it might take to get a reply,
> > it can take a while to decide the first address you used
> > isn't going to work.
> Well, obviously, when using a mailing list, a end-to-end working mail
> configuration is needed. (This underlines the value of the "confirm this
> mail" step in the subscription process).
> But that said, when you have a working mail setup, it takes only a few
> seconds to subscribe to a list (e.g., once on a Fedora mailing list, it
> takes only a few seconds to add another. Maybe a few minutes, if your
> mail system is slow).
How about someone starting a new thread? This one is getting pretty long.
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