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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] New mailing lists on web page

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] New mailing lists on web page
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 20:35:14 +0200
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Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> As we now have the new mailing lists I'd like to announce them on
> our web page (the old one for now).

Definitely a good idea.  Did the unsubscribe confirmation mails for
the old auc-tex list make it to anybody or did they just arrive at my

> Are there any opinions on obfuscating the addresses in order to
> prevent them from being harvested by spammers?

The lists are pretty much all member-only.  One obvious exception is
the bug list: I have given that a regular expression match from
unsubscribed members that coincides with the version info
preview-latex puts in its error reports.  Unfortunately, AUCTeX puts
nothing in the subject right now: we should change that.

The filters in general save quite a lot of work.  There is no sense in
keeping the lists hidden: we want this announced as widely as
possible.  It might also make sense to offer a link to the request
list with appended ?subject=subscribe, something like
<URL:mailto:address@hidden>, only that the
HTML convention instead of the URL bit is used.

The subscription link would probably be just required for the general
discussion list: the other lists should get links for writing to them,
but the subscription is not really urgent.

For the announcement list, _nothing_ but the subscription link makes

Actually, come to think of it: it is probably more intelligent in the
web pages to link to the respective mailman page instead of giving a
mailto link.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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