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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Mailing list teething pains
Date Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:43:46 GMT
On 15 October 2011 20:08, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
> The startup of accumulo has been, from my point of view, strangely
> painful for mailing list moderation. I'd like to learn something from
> this for the next time around.
> Here's what I think is the relevant history:
> 1) The initial committers all subscribe to the lists with their
> favorite email addresses (not their addresses).
> 2) They also sign up for JIRA the same way.
> Next thing I know, I (and other mods) are up to our ears in moderation
> email. All the commits, and all of the JIRA email, are moderated, as
> having different from addresses then the subscriptions. Eventually, I
> researched the special email address for 'add this alias' and used it
> for everyone.
> Meanwhile, I have this very vague memory that mod email from some
> Apache lists used to include a link to click that would add the sender
> as a permitted sender once and for all. Did I dream it?

Not a link as such, just use:

Reply - accept
Reply All - accept and allow

> Is there something simple I missed in terms of instructions to the
> initial committers that would have avoided this?
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