My list requires subscription to post and tho there
In order to post or execute most commands, the listserver requires
that they be sent from an address of a subscriber.
The reason for this requirement is to prevent distributing messages such as
1) error messages that are sent back to the list's address.
2) "spam" messages -- broadcast advertising and other inappropriate
3) just inappropriate messages posted by nosubscribers
I think this policy is worth it. Cohousing-L gets comments about it's
high signal to noise ratio. Early on we had some error messages
that got distributed, which caused us to adopt this policy.
But there are times when I wonder if it is worth it because some messages
are "rejected" because the list server sometimes finds a variation on a
subscribers address and rejected a valid post. I repost these (and
appropriatemessages from non-subscribers) manually with a little preface
explaination. (I have a little file explaining this more - available on
email@example.com (Bob Snyder) said:
> but preventing subscribers from posting is a tad anti-social
True but their post does get posted manually (on my list) and I
think the benefits are worth it. I've had no complaints.
Fred H. Olson firstname.lastname@example.org (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM
1221 Russell Av N, Minneapolis,MN 55411 Sysop of COHOUSING-L listserv;
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