[ih] No, really, I want to stay subscribed
larrysheldon at cox.net
Tue Aug 23 22:31:37 PDT 2016
On 8/23/2016 23:49, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Well, just got another one, timestamped 9:12
> And where the earlier ones asked me to confirm my unsubscribe request,
> this one says that it's forwarded it to the admin.
> And no, I did not send the original request - the From: line must be
> forged. But... looking at the headers, it looks like it REALLY came from:
> from [unsubscribe] (unknown [10.10.31.123]) by
> smtp01.vaderetro-safeunsubscribe.com (Postfix) with SMTP id ED4591BF7CB
> for <internet-history-request at postel.org>; Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:11:49
> +0200 (CEST)
> So who the hell is vaderetro-safeunsubscribe.com, and why is it trying
> to unsubscribe people from internet-history?
> Miles Fidelman
>> The results of your email command are provided below. Attached is your
>> original message.
>> - Results:
>> Your unsubscription request has been forwarded to the list administrator for
>> - Done.
>> mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
>> 8/23/16, 9:11 PM
>> internet-history-request at postel.org
> On 8/23/16 8:43 PM, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Hi, all,
>> On 8/23/2016 4:15 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>>> On 8/23/16 6:35 PM, Alan Clegg wrote:
>>>> On 8/23/16 6:13 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
>>>>>> I get them as well. I've seen them on other lists too.
>>>>> The usual approach is to send mail to parts of the list with tagged
>>>>> addresses to see which ones trigger the unsub-bot, and narrow it down to
>>>>> the guilty party.
>>> Or to just save incoming messages to -request, so one can look at the
>> The header indicates it's coming from the mailman system. I.e., these
>> aren't forged; they're unsub requests.
>>>> If only there were programmers around to make this happen....
>>> Not even - just a sysadmin who can update the alias for -request, to add
>>> an actual mailbox.
>>> Who's listmaster for ih anyway?
>> I am.
>> I did some digging on this issue and the suggestion is to disable user
>> unsubscribe completely (i.e., requires admin OK). Since I don't track
>> those mails, it may be more difficult to get off the list now, but at
>> least the stream of unsubs should calm down.
>> Please let me know if you see further unsub requests.
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