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.

More information about the users mailing list