[ih] more on bogus list unsubscribes

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Tue Aug 11 11:26:58 PDT 2015

On 11 Aug 2015, at 13:37, Joe Touch wrote:

> On 8/9/2015 9:05 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> 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
>> http://mailman.postel.org/mailman/options/internet-history/user%40domain
> FYI, every post anyone makes to "reply-all" includes the actual 
> address
> of at least the party to whom they're responding.
> It might be useful to trim your recipient lists to only the list 
> address.

Since we're already in the weeds: I find it more desirable (as a 
recipient of mail when people reply-all to threads I have contributed 
to) if they don't trim my name from the explicit cc list. It allows me 
to distinguish real-time, I'm-watching-this threads from read-later, 
I-don't-have-time-right-now threads easily.

I'm not suggesting that anybody's viewpoint is less valid than anybody 
else's, just observing that one size doesn't necessarily fit all.


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