Thus said Warren Young on Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:45:09 -0600: > > Will this ever be enabled? I prefer email over web forum posting. > > How would you prevent spammers from using an email submission > mechanism?
Most mailing list managers prevent this by only allowing subscribers to submit emails. I cannot recall the last time I saw spam sent to firstname.lastname@example.org... > I've got an email address that got onto the spamners' lists despite > only ever being published in a short-run book distributed to about 50 > people. If your concern is that email addresses are being harvested, most mailing list managers have the ability to hide sender email addresses. Few of the mailing lists I'm subscribed to use this feature, but it does exist. I believe even Fossil tried to use it once, but the general feedback was that nobody liked it. A better solution is for the subscriber to simply use a different email address for the mailing list---even Gmail supports email aliases. > If we don't solve that problem first, we'll be right back in much the > same mess as today. Replacing a mailing list with a web forum seems to simply trade one set of problems for another. I'm on dozens of other public mailing lists that get a lot more traffic than Fossil Users does and there seems to be no problems there... Why don't we leave both in place and see what people prefer to use? Those who are willing to live with the problems that come with email will express their preference by continuing to use email. > Moderation doesn't help. Someone could weed the current mailing list > archives, too. Is the web forum now moderated? Does it help? Andy -- TAI64 timestamp: 400000005b6d9114 _______________________________________________ fossil-users mailing list email@example.com http://lists.fossil-scm.org:8080/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fossil-users