In message <200005051544 .
>On 5 May 00, at 8:51, 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.
>I agree; however, I would like to see one intermediate level added
>(beyond open, auto, closed). What I'd like is open+confirm/auto --
>in other words, I'd like users to be able to subzcribe *themselves*
>without confirmation but only subzcribe *others* with confirmation.
Apparently, you don't understand the issue.
How do you know if someone really is who they claim to be?
That's the issue.
Like they say, ``On the Internet nobody know you're a dog.''
On the Internet, nobody knows that *I* am *not* <president @
Someone _claiming_ to be me signed me up half a dozen Apple mailing
Apple believed that claim, blindly, and without any supporting evidence,
even though it was clearly wrong.