[In a message on Tue, 28 Nov 1995 09:15:36 MST,
"Ernie Longmire" wrote:]
>>> 4. The sender receives this letter, and confirms the request by mailing
>>> the new email with the token random number back to the listserver.
>> So what your suggesting is, for every list I wish to subscribe to, I
>> have to ask twice.
>> If only there were a better key distribution system in place for PGP
>> keys. Then I could attach a digital signature to my request, and be
>> done with it.
>So what you're suggesting is, if I want to use mailing lists, I have to use
Not quite. Close, but not quite. What I'm suggesting is that a
mechanism be put in place to allow a "once-only" confirmation to allow
further subscriptions to be done without a verification pass. I don't
care if you use DES or a Clipper Chip ;-). If you want, make it a
simple as creating a password for the server, then when you subscribe,
you send your password for your e-mail account, and it knows it's you.
>Why is this "good" and requiring that users confirm their subscription
>requests "bad"? It seems to me that the latter is just as effective and
>is a lot less work in the long run.
The latter works, but is klunky and a pain. Every time I have to
subscribe to a list, I have to do it twice. I want to do it once.
Computers are supposed to make things easier, not a large pain in the
butt. Implimentation usually involves a few people, but affects
Actually, I'm not really suggesting squat. I don't have time to
impliment diddly, so they're just ideas, not really suggestions.
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From: Ernie Longmire <firstname.lastname@example.org>