Posting rules for the gnupg-devel@ mailing list

Luca Capello luca at
Tue Sep 27 09:39:17 CEST 2011

Hi there!

Please Cc: me, I am not subscribed to the list.

Thank you for having answered my questions.

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:09:38 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:33, luca at said:
>> 2) given the fact that there is no SMTP error message and no
>>    notification, there is no way for the sender to know what happened
>>    with her/his email, which is a bit unfair.
> Posting are also distributed to the poster.

Do you mean that when a moderate post is accepted the poster receives a
copy?  This is not the case for gnupg-users@, I have never received my

And this happens way too late: it is more than a week now since my first
attempt to post to gnupg-devel@ and still I do not have any news of
that.  I do not know if this is because, as you wrote, moderation
(thanks to the hidden work of volunteers I, as you, am thankful to) or
because my first email got lost on the server (which is the
question I ask at the very beginning).

While I do not care anymore (I am now subscribed to gnupg-devel@, at
least until the environment file issue will be solved), I would like to
be sure it is not a problem on my side (my SMTP server or how I sent the
email), to avoid any consequence.

>> 3) not having notifications also means that you can not cancel your
>>    email, which could result in duplicate posts.
> You can't do that anyway.

I was surprised as well to discover that such an option exists!  Here is
the moderation email I received in reply to my last post to
gnupg-users@, check at the very end:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Subject: Your message to Gnupg-users awaits moderator approval
From: gnupg-users-bounces at
To: luca at
Message-ID: <mailman.29702.1316538589.2574.gnupg-users at>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:09:49 +0200
Precedence: bulk
X-BeenThere: gnupg-users at
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.12rc1
List-Id: Help and discussion among users of GnuPG <>
X-List-Administrivia: yes
Sender: at
Errors-To: at

Your mail to 'Gnupg-users' with the subject

    Posting rules for the gnupg-devel@ mailing list

Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

    Post by non-member to a members-only list

Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
this posting, please visit the following URL:
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

>> Really, I do not have any problem with waiting (if I know that I have
>> to), but the above seems overcomplicated.
> We have a pretty good track record regarding spam and thus I see no
> reason to change the subscribe-only policy.

And, to be clear, I have never asked for that to be changed.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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