One more bit of information... I'm not sure if everybody knows that
there was a good reason the list policy was set to open.
*please follow up to the other thread*, this is just an aside...
The list is open.
You can post messages even if you are not subscribed. This is
necessary to make cross-postings and participation from people on the
ALSA and linux-kernel lists possible. It also means we have to live with
the occasional spam.
It can be helpful to subscribe and lurk for a while before you join
the discussion to familiarize yourself with the the habits of the tribe :)
So, changing policy would mean the list-admin volunteer(s) would get
bombarded with approval requests every time there's a thread crossposted.
This would also really slow down those discussions.
Mailman does provide a tantalizing option: you can require the list address
be in the explicit destinations (to or cc), which we already do;
and then provide addresses which are considered equivalent to the list
address as acceptable destinations.
However, I assume this option does not override the non-member policy.
It would be very odd if it did! But would be handy for our purposes -
not much (if any) spam has both linux-audio-dev and linux-kernel or
alsa-devel in the explicit recipients.
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