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Re: [epub] Question about confirmations
At 02:15 PM 4/24/2001 -0400, wrote:
>Early indications for me is that not confirming subscribers causes no
>real disadvantages.  I was never convinced, nor even completely clear, of
>the problems a confirmation is meant to avoid anyway.

The main (potential) problem caused by lack of a confirmation
process is people signing up others for a list. Confirmation
eliminates this.

Having said that, in my experience, the abuse problems caused
by a lack of a confirmation process are actually quite few in
number. The decision to go to "double opt-in" for my own lists
was actually made by my new list hosting provider
<>, which requires confirmations.

Previously, I used SparkLIST, which I believe has not yet moved to
requiring confirmation. I suspect they will soon (if they haven't

I'm taken some notes in the past regarding what types (topics) of
lists benefit more from a confirmation process. I hope to have an
article on that topic available soon.


Brian Alt
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