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Subject: Re: Rights to write with a list
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ sonny . org>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:24:34 -0500
To: Ed Kasky <ed @ esson . net>
Cc: Francl Fabien <ffrancl @ sqli . com>, majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <200709101449 . l8AEnDcS000704 @ yoda . wrenkasky . com>
References: <46E53D49 . 7070000 @ sqli . com> <200709101449 . l8AEnDcS000704 @ yoda . wrenkasky . com>
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20070719)

I think the non-member-bounce is an add-on/patch to majordomo 1.94.5 from
Joe's site, and not part of the standard distribution (yet).

While many (including myself) find this patch extremely useful, there
should be a warning that 90+% of internet mail today is spam, and more
than 90% of that is from a forged address that will either bounce, or
just anger an innocent recipient because your non-member message just
appeared to them as spam.

It is better to post rules for your list on a web page, or in the auto-
help message from majordomo than to risk the undeliverable, unexpected,
or unwanted auto-replies from your list.  Other choices/options are to
open your list, exposing it to much spam, or moderate it, exposing the
moderator to much spam.

Dan Liston

Ed Kasky wrote:
At 05:49 AM Monday, 9/10/2007, Francl Fabien wrote -=>
How can one warn a person whom it does not have the rights to write with a list
Thank you.

If you mean to inform someone who attempts to post to a closed list to which they are not subscribed, take a
look at the following in the list config:

# non_member_bounce [enum] (sender) <resend> /;sender;sender-owner
        # One of four values: blank, sender, sender-owner or no_one.  If
        # left  blank the message is bounced to the list owner.  Sender
        # allows the  sender to be notified in addition to the owner
        # receiving the bounced  message. Sender-owner causes the sender to
        # be notified, but not the  owner. no_one should be self-expanatory
non_member_bounce   =


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