OT: majordomo and ezmlm are so uncool

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed Dec 11 22:05:01 UTC 2013


* Mike Wright:

> 12/11/2013 06:29 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>
>> What is the attraction of these decrepit mailing-list programs?
>
> I can't speak to Mailman but I'll speak up for ezmlm.
>
> It hasn't been updated for years because it was well written and it
> just works.  No bugs have been found that would require changes to
> the code.

The confirmed opt-in subscription functionality is broken.  It tends
to subscribe auto-responders if someone or something sends malware.
That happens less with the approach used by Mailman (even though it is
still convenient) or classic Majordomo.


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