On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> In message <Pine.BSI.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "Roger B.A. Klorese" <rogerk@QueerNet.ORG> wrote:
> >But, in fact, just about every package of this sort, whether an
> >off-the-shelf package or a list host, DOES allow individual
> >list owners to add users without confirmation if they so choose.
> I do not know that to be the case.
Including my hedge of "just about," I do know this to be the case, as I've
researched it lately.
> But that is beside the point anyway. Are you claiming that it is a Good
> Thing, that anonymous goofballs can go and get outfits like eGroups to do
> their spamming for them, or are you only claiming that this is a common
Common, of course.
> >Don't generalize without data.
> Funny. I was just about to say that same to you.
> *I'm* not the one who is making statements of the form ``... just about
> every package of this sort...''
> Where is your data to backup that generalization? Have you surveyed all
> such packages?
About 20 of them, at last count, free and commercial.
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