[sf-lug] Getting a new email address

jim jim at systemateka.com
Mon Mar 7 17:55:54 PST 2011

thank you. 

On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 17:08 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jim Stockford (jim at well.com):
> >     Mainly it's just me monitoring the sf-lug mailing list. 
> >     Rick sometime back made an excellent point regarding 
> > whether an administrator should add people to the roster, 
> > at least as i recall: no, don't do it because if the 
> > administrators make a typing mistake, there's no easy way 
> > for them to determine that. 
> There's a feature in Mailman that meets users halfway, though: 
> You go to the Mailman adminstration pages' 'Mass subscription' subpage[1]
> and put in one or more address of people you think might want to 
> subscribe.  However, instead of immediately hitting Submit Your
> Changes, you should first alter this radio button setting:
>  Subscribe these users now or invite them?  (o) Subscribe ( ) Invite
> to this:
>  Subscribe these users now or invite them?  ( ) Subscribe (o) Invite
> _Then_ hit the  Submit Your Changes button.  The user will receive a
> tailored invitation to join, which he/she can accept by just visiting a
> custom URL -- or by responding to the invitation mail.
> The point is that the user needing to actually _receive_ that mail
> proves that the address is deliverable before he/she can accept, which
> is exactly where the default 'Mass subscription' mode fails, you see.
> [1] http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/admin/sf-lug/members/add
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