On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Chris Moran wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Dean Williams wrote:
....vexatious stuff extracted....
> > If subscribers feel strongly that posting should be restricted to
> > subscribers, I'll change it.
> Posting should be restricted to members... the problem then would be a way
> to allow non-zoo/uvm.edu accounts to join. I'm not sure how the s/w works
> on this. Is it possible to sign up for a list from a zoo account but
> insert external email addresses in the commands?
Although I can't remember any other recent problems with "outsider"
postings to this list I think it is a good idea to restrict posting
to subscribers". To my knowledge this would not prevent non-UVM
accounts from subscribing. It would only be an inconvenience to
subscribers who insist on emailing from multiple accounts.
So what is worse - inconveniencing a few subscribers who won't access
the list from a single account or inconveniencing *all* subscribers
with the occasional spam from vexatious outsiders? Probably not a
big problem either way unless we begin to get more spam.
Ernest W. Buford
School of Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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