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"Roger B.A. Klorese" <rogerk @
>On Fri, 5 May 2000, murr rhame wrote:
>> I will not allow anyone to use my mailing lists as a vengeance
>> weapon. In my humble opinion, running a mailing list with open
>> subscriptions and no confirmations is inexcusable. This is not a
>> new problem. I'm quite surprised that a veteran list admin
>> hasn't taken measures to prevent malicious subscriptions.
>Follow Chuq's earlier points in this space. It is his experience that
>confirmation, even easy methods, are confusing to most new netters, and
>they simply up and leave. For him, that's a much more severe problem than
>the occasional attack. For me right now, I use confirmation, but I also
>know that 25% or more of my potential subscribers give up either when they
>can't get confirmation right the first time or when asked for it at all.
>It's a web world -- people expect to click once and get what they're
>looking for, not a body cavity search.
So put a clickable URL in the automated confirmation request message.