[Mailman-Users] Out of the Office Mailman-Users Digest, Vol 42, Issue 27
brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Aug 17 06:08:29 CEST 2007
On 8/16/07, Dawn Kolb wrote:
> Am I missing something? What problems did his auto-responder cause?
Everyone on the list got a copy. All auto-responders should be set
up so that they do not respond to any list traffic.
He's a digest user, so if he were to see another digest, he'd
generate another auto-response to the whole list. If he weren't a
digest user, he'd be generating an auto-response for every single
post to the list -- including all of his own auto-responses. Imagine
if two such people were on the list, so that they both replied to all
posts on the list, including the auto-responses from the other guy.
That's one of the quickest possible ways to kill a mailing list, and
to bury all the mailing list recipients with hundreds of thousands or
millions of copies of the same damn stupid auto-response.
> I just
> want to know in case I forget to disable any lists that I am on. Or is it
> something specific to him because he is a co-moderator of this list?
He's not the co-moderator, I am.
And I kill subscriptions from people with bad auto-responders, with
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