moderated Re: Make sequence of mods receipt of pending member notice more consistent #suggestion
It's déjà vu all over again.
Case 1: member with an existing gio account applies via email --> modI believe it is intentional, because hobgoblins and spambots. That is, all email commands (except +help and +owner) require confirmation before they do anything, +subscribe follows the majority.
The intent is to keep the group managers (and unrestricted groups) from being flooded by spambot-generated +subscribe requests.
I can see two improvements that could be made.
1) Eliminate the confirmation requirement when the From address passes reasonable authentication criteria. For +subscribe the group managers can be notified of the request immediately (as with web requests).
Replace the request message with a notice that the command was received (where appropriate). This would be a boon for all of the email commands.
2) Maybe notify the moderators immediately in Case 1. While it is possible that a spambot may have spoofed an already registered address, it may be sufficiently less likely as to not represent the problem that general addresses would.