[Mailman-Users] Feature request

Marc Merlin marc_news at valinux.com
Thu Dec 16 23:01:07 CET 1999

On jeu, déc 16, 1999 at 01:40:39 -0800, Michael Sweeney wrote:
> At 01:22 PM 12/16/99 -0800, you wrote:
> Marc, I can't help asking this: In the particular case you cite above, how 
> do you propose to get the autoresponder to not respond to the unsubscribe 
> notice? ;-)

It will, but the user will get my mail and he/she'll know that he/she has
been unsubscribed and why.

> For my part, I've found that it takes much less energy and distraction to 
> just unsubscribe people who do things like this and let them figure it out 
> on their own. When they do it enough times that I recognize their email 

You give them too much credit...

> address, I put their address in the block list. It might be more satisfying 
> to take a poke at some people who exhibit more than the normal idiocy, but 
> in the long run, I haven't found it to be worthwhile. (Besides, I'm hoping 
> that if I show a little charity, others will cut me some slack when *I* do 
> dumb things. :) )

Also, in the  case of someone who gets unsubscribed  for bounces or whatever
might get the unsubscribe message later, and in this case it's useful.

> I would just as soon see a feature that would automatically unsubscribe (or 
> at least disable) any address that sent mail from an autoresponder.

Without  VERP,  you   can't  do  that  reliably. The  from   address  of  an
autoresponder doesn't necessarly match the subscribed address.

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