[META] DELETE ME FROM THE MAILING LIST
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 28 19:35:38 UTC 2007
David Woolley wrote:
> For people using user agents, like Outlook, which try and hide all
> technicalities, and only provide a mimimum of headers, that's not
> strictly true. There is no strict need for it to appear in either To:
> or CC: (however this particular list software enforces that it should)
Moreover, people on this list don't pull shenanigans like hiding the
> and it can occur in conjunction with a human friendly phrase.
The only such phrase I've seen is "license-discuss". A search on that
brings up the relevant page immediately.
> Note, therefore, that every single message contains a URL that will
> start the unsubscribe process, unless, possibly your email is being
>> email, or go to that domain and look around for this unsubscribe address
>> (or just guess it; it's a very common template)?
> Actually, there is a problem here. At one time, one could say send an
> email to <list>-request@<domain>, in plain text, with unsubscribe as
> the only content.
That address works for this list. It doesn't accept commands, but it
will reply with instructions on unsubscribing.
(It is still possible that this is an alternative
> form for this list.) However nowadays an increasing number of users
> have lost the concept of plain text email, so there was a move towards
> using the subject for the command, so the intruction then had to be to
> make both subject and body be unsubscribe.
The email to -request doesn't have to be plain text.
>> Then why did they sign up in the first place?
> There is a small minority of cases were people are maliciously subscribed
> in order to mailbomb them. I don't know if that is a problem for this
They won't get any email until they (auto)reply to the confirmation.
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