I run a high-volume list with 1700+ and about 50K a day in volume. I
use the standard list-request @
site address for administrative
Because of the volume, the fact that I don't always read all the
traffic on the list, and because I don't wish to condone improper use
of the posting address, I do not process requests sent to the posting
address. All new members are sent explicit instructions when they
join the list.
I recently received the following threat (posted to the list) from a
member of my list (who has never sent a remove request to the request
>Date: Wed, 6 Jul 1994 17:47:56 -0700
>Message-Id: <199407070047 .
>X-Sender: dejong @
>To: fatfree @
>From: dejong @
net (Philip DeJong)
>I am losing my sense of humor with his nightmare of a group. I pulled
> 108 messages out of my mailbox from the weekend. I have requested
> remove now for the last 2 weeks. If I am not off this group by yesterday
> I am seriously considering the following alternatives.
> 1. Repost the three most disgusting stories I can find from
>alt.sex.etc. 2. Repost the largest binary picture file I can find of a
>suitable fat person.
> 3. Change my email adress and sue.
> I understand from a previous posting that these removes are done by hand.
> I have been patient, but this group has turned by mail box into a dump.
> PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
I did break my long-standing policy and remove this person's address.
But what do you do when you receive threats like this?
Michelle Dick artemis @
net East Palo Alto, CA
Owner, FATFREE Vegetarian Mailing List