[Beowulf] Beowulf list now rejecting emails from non-subscribers

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Aug 26 19:11:36 PDT 2012

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On 24/08/12 11:06, Christopher Samuel wrote:

> I'd like to solicit opinions from list members on changing the
> policy of the list on messages from non-subscribers from the
> current default of holding them for moderation to the position of
> rejecting them (with an explanatory message).

Thank you *all* for your valuable feedback, it was very much appreciated.

I have now set the list to reject non-subscriber postings now as the
feedback has been overwhelmingly for that, with the only reservation
being that the list would be a source of back-scatter.

However, the list is already a source of backscatter, we're just
replacing the message saying "Your email has been moderated" with one
saying "Your email has been rejected". :-)

If you post to the list with a different email address to that which
you receive email through (as I do, to avoid having to deal with
Exchange) then you can subscribe your other address to the list and
set it to "no mail" once it is added.   That will permit you to post
and stop you receiving duplicate emails.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Beowulf coverage.. ;-)

All the best,
- -- 
 Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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