[ih] more on bogus list unsubscribes

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Tue Aug 11 11:57:09 PDT 2015

On 8/11/2015 11:26 AM, Joe Abley wrote:
> 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.

I'm suggesting that this might be a way to avoid an automated bot that
is sending list unsubscribe requests.

Joe (as list admin)

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