Annoying mail (was Hershey Felder, Hebrew Musical Instruments, A Vital Part Of Culture)

David Gerard dgerard at
Wed Jan 23 12:33:16 UTC 2008

On 22/01/2008, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams at> wrote:

>    I understand your point. However I run several lists and prefer to
>    manually approve serious mails instead of spamming every member by
>    keeping the gates open. It is a bit more work but keeps frustration
>    away from list members. Of course this is just an opinion.

> Instead of simply rejecting them, moderate all the non-subscribed
> messages.  The best of two worlds.

Manual approval from nonmembers, letting through anything vaguely
on-topic written by a human, is not onerous and wouldn't break
expectations. The "your message is held for moderation" message could
include a suggestion to join the list if participating regularly :-)

- d.

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