> Does anyone know whether anyone has added the ability for majordomo
> to send a verification back to those requesting list subscription if
> the list requires that? There has been a lot of false subscription
> harassment going on and this kind of verification is very effective
> at preventing hassle on everyone's part.
As someone already pointed out, majordomo does send out a "welcome"
message that acts as a confirmation. It doesn't stop the problem, but
it does alert the "victim" after the fact. Of course by then it is
often painfully obvious, as the mail pours in....
> I've seen this in another (possibly commercial) mailing list server
> and it seems like it wouldn't be too hard to implement in majordomo if
> someone hasn't already. Force the person to reply to a verification
> email (with a "key" of some sort in the subject to link the reply with
> the verification attempt) in order to get themselves added to a list
> with that address.
Joe Pruett <firstname.lastname@example.org> recently announced a patch to do just that
on the majordomo workers list. I'm sure he would send you the patch....
His work was intended to solve the "forged subscribe" problem (as opposed
to the larger PGP-style authentication issue).
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