On 11-05-26 04:31 PM, Tim Schaub wrote:
OpenLayers is in a bit of a mess with regard to mailing lists. We have several
@openlayers.org addresses that non-members should be able to write to. These
addresses could be consolidated (to one address in my opinion), but they
include things like places to send in CLA, ask for trac/subversion access,
inquire about sponsorship, etc.
Our PSC list in particular has become completely unusable. For historical
reasons, only Chris Schmidt and Erik Uzureau had admin access to our PSC list.
The list has been moved to OSGeo infrastructure, but there is still an
@openlayers.org alias set up. This list currently has around 12,000 messages
awaiting moderation (according to Chris) and the list admin page returns a 500
when logging in.
I'd like to move to a mailing list solution with better spam control. The PSC
has expressed approval for using hosted elsewhere like Google Groups. I'm sure
others have opinions about alternatives, so I thought I'd ask here first. It's
important in our case to have an archived list that non-members can post to
with good spam control. I've had moderate success using Google Groups for this
I have normally configured mailman lists to immediately reject any email
messages from someone who is not subscribed and I have found this filtered
out 99.9% of spam. If you need admin assistance clearing the moderation
queue for a list let me know.
I will confess this approach isn't very suitable for mailing addresses that
are intended to be publically mailable without subscribing. If you need
such a thing for special purposes you might want to handle it elsewhere.
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