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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: subscribing to mailinglists
  • From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:01:14 +0200
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Henne Vogelsang wrote:
On 20.10.2011 09:22, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
that saves us from the clumsy confirmation process for each and every

In all that clumsiness of the subscription process there is a meaning
which is not too obvious: testing delivery. If your subscription request
reaches the list software, the lists confirmation reaches you and your
confirmation mail comes back to the list the software knows that
delivery works. You wouldn't believe with how many delivery problems a
system with nearly 40K users has to cope...

Of course validity of a mail address has to be confirmed once one
way or another. Only once though. It doesn't make sense to require
that process for every single list again though. Also, being subscribed
to one list, e.g. opensuse-factory should be sufficient prove that
delivery works :-)

If you mean like subscribe once and you are subscribed to all lists,
we're already moving into that direction with allowing everyone to post
to every list. It's just that some lists don't want that.

That's another topic.


(o_ Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imend├Ârffer, HRB
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