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Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 07:04:32 -1000
From: akuster <>
CC: R P Herrold <>
Subject: Re: Vendor-sec hosting and future of closed lists

On 03/08/2011 06:19 AM, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Josh Bressers wrote:
> These track together -- mailman or such will cull dead email accounts
> that bounce of course, but that is a pretty mild form of management. 
> Absent a charter to somehow mandate some 'contribution' to remain on a
> list, there is not a clear rule to 'weed' the list.  But is this really
> needed except from some idea of avoiding 'too many eyes'?  Frankly
> running a distribution is work and for non-commercial distributions,
> unpaid work
> If a criteria for remaining on the list is needed, it is needed to make
> sure that eyes are still reading the content -- handle that with a
> periodic 'tracer' piece, and drop non-responders

This does not work if the responder your are sending to is an internal
mailman list. I am surprised this is even allowed.  Secondly, If I
happen to quit, my email gets forwarded to someone else in my company
(no bounce) and is another reason why encryption should be used.

- Armin

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