Philip Paeps wrote:
On 2018-02-09 20:46:41 (+0100), Brandon Long wrote:
On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:13 AM Philip Paeps <phi...@trouble.is> wrote:
On 2018-02-07 17:05:59 (-0800), Michael Peddemors wrote:
Spammers are abusing Google Groups lists of course, and I am sure
they are working on it
It would be nice if the Google Groups would "confirm opt-in" like
other mailing lists.
Have you ever tried to set up a mailing list for your family or school?
Sure. It seems polite to send people an invitation and ask them if
they'd actually like to join the mailing list.
Does your company have mailing lists and require opt-in for them?
I'm self-employed. ;) But customers have mailing lists. These are
very different from the "school" or "family" example though.
There are plenty of scenarios where its pretty impractical.
Unfortunately, making things "practical" is also very convenient for
It would certainly be easier for the abuse team to require opt-in,
but then it would be a much less useful tool for a wide variety of
use cases that aren't abusive.
Perhaps the default should be confirmed opt-in but allowing
unconfirmed subcriptions after list owners jump through several extra
hoops to prove they're not spammers? Account aging is probably a good
Wouldn't be a better idea to default to confirmed-opt-in and only allow
switching that off for approved "good" users? (could be robot policed
if done well)
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