On Fri, 31 May 2002, Bob Tanner <tanner at real-time.com> wrote:

> Quoting steve ulrich (sulrich at botwerks.org):
> > it would be nice
> > to easily facilitate the insertion of new members without additional
> > overhead.
> spambots are smart and we have had problem on the tclug-list,

Mailman has two separate checks:  one is "approval" meaning a human (the
list admin) has to OK it (which can introduce significant delay); the
other is "confirm" which means the person has to return an email to prove
the email address isn't fake, and that they control the mailbox where mail
is delivered.  Those two features can be enabled separately or in

Most Internet lists I'm on only require "confirm" not "approval"; if the
TCWUG list did that there wouldn't be a posting delay for people who
wanted to post their question at 3AM.

Brent J. Nordquist <brent at nordist.net> N0BJN
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