[Mailman-Users] Problem with unsubscribe to list

Darren G Pifer dpifer at odu.edu
Fri Oct 14 22:28:22 CEST 2005

We have been having problems with people unsubscribing messages to one
of our lists. People on the list have been sending mail to the list, ie.
list at list.odu.edu, instead of list-request at list.odu.edu. The
administrator of the list has been getting these unsubscribes also but
the list was configured this way. 

Here are some of the headers from the queue file.

H??Message-ID: <434FF47A.5050604 at ksu.edu>
H??Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:10:02 -0500
H??From: Joe User <juser at ksu.edu>
H??User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
        rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910
H??X-Accept-Language: en-us, en
H??MIME-Version: 1.0
H??To: fubar at list.odu.edu
H??Subject: Removal from list
H??X-Scanned-By: CanIt (www . roaringpenguin . com) on
H??X-Scanned-By: CanIt (www . roaringpenguin . com) on
H??X-Mailman-Approved-At: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:34:02 -0400
H??X-BeenThere: fubar at list.odu.edu
H??X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.6b4
H??Precedence: list
H??Reply-To: testuser at odu.edu
H??List-Id: Newsletter <fubar.list.odu.edu>
H??List-Unsubscribe: <http://list.odu.edu/listinfo/fubar>,
        <mailto:fubar-request at list.odu.edu?subject=unsubscribe>
H??List-Archive: <http://list.odu.edu/list-archives/fubar>
H??List-Post: <mailto:fubar at list.odu.edu>
H??List-Help: <mailto:fubar-request at list.odu.edu?subject=help>
H??List-Subscribe: <http://list.odu.edu/listinfo/fubar>,
        <mailto:fubar-request at list.odu.edu?subject=subscribe>

What might be causing this is that the list owner's email address is
testuser at odu.edu, a mail alias (changed to protect the innocent) instead
of the administrator's own email address. This list is the only one of
the hundreds we have that is causing this problem.

Has anyone come across this? This is causing a lot of heartburn
especially with the list administrator, who is getting a lot of
complaints and getting the unsubscribes as well, but that is expected.


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