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Re: A list administation query

On 2005-01-01, Michael D. Crawford <crawford@goingware.com> wrote:
> I don't know the answer to your question, but a feature I'd like for mailing 
> lists to have in general would be "send only subscriptions".
I believe that those are the correct words (that I could not recall).

But, as several other respondents pointed out in answers sent to me
directly, "list.debian.user" is an open list and anyone can post to it.

By the same token, all email-harvesters can trawl the list archives for

Having lost two mailboxes to the the "Swem-worm flood", I do
not willingly post my true address to any public forum.

The results of my posting via gmane are confusing - given that my
addresses are supposed to be encrypted and only Gmane knows my true
email address.

In fact, some of my postings have an encrypted address and some do not.
Gmane points out that the encrypt feature is in the hands of the list

So perhaps my question should have been:

What do I need to do to get my encryption requests accepted by
"list.debian.user" ?

For the record, my preferred newsserver lists the postings to the list,
but has its own way of handling postings intended for the list.  An
attempt to send a message via that newsserver bounced with the following
advice (abbreviated):

,----[ bounce.txt ]-
| * Moderation Robot <robomod@news.nic.it> [01.01.05 07:40]:
| > linux.debian.user is a moderated newsgroup in gateway
| > with a mailing list.
| > 
| > Your article has been examined by the automatic moderation program
| > and has been refused because:
| > 
| > this hierarchy accepts posts only from registered users.
| > You can register for posting by subscribing to the linux-gate@lists.bofh.it
| > mailing list. You can do so by sending a message with "subscribe" in the
| > body at the linux-gate-request@lists.bofh.it address or by visiting
| > http://lists.bofh.it/listinfo/linux-gate .
| > 
This reply from the Moderation Robot inspired me to post my original

Felix Karpfen
Felix Karpfen
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