Hi All! Boy am I glad to have found you (even if
it means yet *more* mail in my box!).
A short intro, then I'll cut to the chase about a
huge problem I've been having. I hope some of you
will be willing to offer me guidance...
I'm one of 4 managers of a private, moderated-subscriptions,
unmoderated-postings, 950+ member, 100+ messages/day
mailing list. (Whew! How's that for a run-on sentence!)
My problem is confidentiality. Since we are a private
list, we do not allow the crossposting of list mail
to other forums. Of course we do not guarantee that
this won't happen (as we can't really control what
individuals do with their list mail), but we try
to inforce it whenever possible, and do remove
those whom we "catch" forwarding on mail.
The problem? A disgruntled, psychotic, obscene,
and all-around-nasty chick who delights in posting
list mail to Usenet Newsgroups.
I'm sure most of you are saying "so kick her off the
list." That's the rub. She isn't *on* the list!
Since she knows she would never be allowed to join,
she has recruited other psychotic jerks to subscribe
on her behalf, and forward list mail to her (which
she then forwards to Usenet groups).
Is there anything I can do? I have *no* idea who
is forwarding mail to her. I contacted her SysAdmin
(at Pitt) who basically said "too bad, live with it."
She's been a source of major trouble on the Usenet
for years (slander, obscenity, defamation of character,
lying, etc) but Pitt refuses to do anything about her
(citing "free speech"). I asked Pitt to check her
mail logs to see who is sending her the list mail -
Pitt refused (as I would if I were in their postion).
Do any of you have any suggestions? Am I just
going to have to live with this?
Dana Katherine Kressierer, email@example.com
Co-Moderator, Adoptees' Internet Mailing List
AIML URL: http://www.webreflection.com/aiml/
Dana's URL: http://www.webreflection.com/staff/dkress/
As soon as humankind began to discover the truth about itself, we began to
find ways to cover up that truth. But maybe that's for the best: Our
ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool. - Jane