firstname.lastname@example.org (Jailbait) wrote:
> We've all gotten really sick and tired of misdirected sub and unsub
> The question is, do all of you who run automated list maintainence SW
> have the <listname>-request set correctly so that, at the VERY least,
> the user who uses that address gets a note saying that this is an
> automated system and to do the following...?
> I really hope so...
Heh. Reminds me of recent email discussion I had. A *postmaster* at
an edu site sent a request to my posting address asking that a user of
theirs be removed from the list as they hadn't followed proper email
procedures at that site. I, of course, wrote back noting the irony of
a *postmaster* failing to use proper email procedures in addressing
admin requests to a list and informed them of the standard
<listname>-request usage. They responded by saying that they didn't
consider it a standard at all and couldn't possibly be expected to
know every convention of every list on the internet. They did agree
that from now on they would try using <listname>-request before
posting to a list even if they didn't agree with me that it is a
standard. Guess that's good enough.
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