"Learn to suffer what you hate" said...
|Now does anyone have a nice sed script or whatever I can pass these names
|through to generate the unsub message/password majordomo command I need
|to unsub all these ids? Like a nice little here's the names, here's the
|file with list/password, and away we go? (no access to the subscriber
|lists on my system)
In vi (my mail editor) I would go to the top of the 21 lines
:s.,.+20s/^/approve PASSWORD unsubscribe LIST /
and that would be that. A sed script would use the
same thing w/o the ":" and range, as in
sed -e 's/^/approve PASSWORD unsubscribe LIST /' < in-file > out-file
|For a few weeks I closed the lists to outside posting and closed
|subscriptions, and for my troubles got to come home every night to
|messages from people sending their 14th post in a row from a different
|account than they were subbed from, sub requests followed by multiple
|emails from those people asking every hour on the hour if they had been
|added to the list yet, etc. etc. etc.
Unless you get a lot of real subscriptions, just close the subscriptions.
Spams are usually pretty obvious. Then, just add the subscribers as they
come in. Closing the posting is a pain. I ultimately expect to have to
do that, in which case I will set up the list of posters to be basicly the
list of subscribers. Majordomo has an option that lets you allow someone
from a domain as opposed to a system in a domain. I haven't tried it, but
that's what I plan to use.
Of course, my list is fairly constant in terms of members. A list with
high sub volume could still be a pain, and you would have to let people
know that they would have to wait a day or so.
Personally, I'd be willing to sign on an action against schmoes
like this - from a nuisance complaint (in a case like this) to
a class action suit for real money (for a really obnoxious
spamming like Castor Oil & Smeagol).
I think a few well-publicized things like that would cut down
on this garbage a lot.