[ih] more on bogus list unsubscribes

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 21:05:12 PDT 2015

In that case, since the subscriber list is private, either it is a list
member who's doing it, or somebody who has extracted valid email addresses
from the public list archive, in order to fabricate URLs of the form

It's hard to see a motivation* for this, so I still wonder whether it isn't
a software quirk somewhere.

*I know that seeking for rational motivation may be a fool's errand.


On 10/08/2015 15:21, Joe Touch wrote:
> Hi, all,
> The requests appear to be coming from the web interface. Either someone
> wrote a script or is manually trying to unsubscribe.
> There is no admin configuration that disables that web page and we would
> not want to do that for others who legitimately want to unsubscribe. The
> unsubscribe page would benefit from a CAPTCHA, but the version of
> Mailman we are using doesn't have that feature.
> At this point, the only solution I can recommend is to either ignore or
> automatically discard these messages.
> Joe (list admin)
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