[Mailman-Users] Mass subscribe blunder

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Sep 2 01:48:47 CEST 2009

Adam McGreggor wrote:

>On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 02:51:45PM -0500, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
>> I just did a mass Subscribe (288 address) for a list where I had  
>> intended to do a mass Invite.
>> I'm hopeful that I will be able to explain and apologize to anyone who  
>> complains to me, but I fear that I won't have that opportunity and  
>> will get blocked by the likes of AoL right off the bat.
>> Any advice is welcome.
>If you didn't send a welcome message, a slightly cheeky option is to
>unsub (without notification), and invite the folks.

OTOH, if you did send a welcome, check Mailman's bounce log for bounces
and delete those addresses from the list.

If you don't repeatedly mail to non-existent or spam-trap addresses at
the large ISPs, they probably won't block you unless they get multiple

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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