Subject: Re: Mailing List Activation
To: None <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/23/2005 21:14:14
On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 05:44:08PM +0200, Zafer Aydogan wrote:

> Maybe I should be more precise:
> To subribe to a NetBSD Mailing List, I have to confirm the subscription by
> replying an Email, where I have to copy & paste a String into the new Mail.

You haven't - if you have a sane mail reader that copies the original
message into your initial editor buffer.

> Usually (Mailman does it), the confirmation Email provides an activation
> Link, where I just have to click on it, to get confirmed & subscribed.

Well, let me argue that procedures that encourage users to click onto
links received by E-mail encourage users to give away information or
spread viruses etc, because doing a single click is so easy that it
might be done before thinking has started.

> For curmudgeons :) or anybody who don't like clicking Links, or are not able
> to use Links, there is alternatively the part with "copy & paste" provided.

I repeast myself: No copy and paste needed with sane mailers.

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