> I can see a small reason to limit the number of unapproved subscribes
> per message, and it might be worth it only because I can probably do it
> in just a few lines. [...] The real problem is that any spammer with
> three functioning brain cells (which, I suppose, eliminates half of
> them) would send the subscribes one to a message after the first error.
Ah, but the folks behind these bogus subscribe storms never see the errors
anyway -- they're forging the email, so automatic replies are going to the
forged addresses, not their real accounts.
I do agree that the forced confirmations will be much more useful in general,
::: Lazlo (email@example.com; http://www.swcp.com/lazlo)