A couple of rawhide surprises (autoresponder)
fct-cornette at insight.rr.com
Tue Feb 14 01:19:17 UTC 2006
Patrick von der Hagen wrote:
> Dave Jones wrote:
>> Forwarded autoresponder. No-one is listening, nothing list-admins
>> can do about it.
> Trivial. Take the list, send a probe-message to every email-address,
> using different From and Envelope-From for every message. The forwarded
> autoresponder will respond to exactly one of those From-adresses, thus
> it can be identified.
> Not perfect, but IMHO much better than other alternatives discussed on
> this list, like removing all subscribers and starting all over.
What if the autoresponder is coming from one of the lists that host the
fedora-lists or someone "tuned in" to one of the news feeds and not
actually coming from the list that we all subscribed to?
Switching to the unsubscribe all and needing everybody to resubscribe to
the list would need for the lists to not post messages for awhile since
it is a high volume list. Then those that do actually read all the
messages could catch up with the message that they were unsubscribed.
This would also allow those that do delete the bulk of the messages to
have a light message load and would catch their attention.
Anyway, unsubscribing everyone and then resubscribing the members would
be disruptive and probably not catch the autoresponder.
Today you'll start getting heavy metal radio on your dentures.
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