> >The problem is that most people unsubscribe from lists very rarely in
> >their lives. Also, they are not really all that interested in
> >learning computer geek stuff. As a result, no amount of insults will
> >teach them.
> That pretty much sums it up. I have a standard message that's firm
> but not insulting (I don't think) but makes it quite clear that they
> have to resend the request. Based on my experiences, I would recommend
> the following:
> 1. Do not ignore the request as it will generate repeat requests. At
> this point, you should be considering the other members of the list
<snip> good discussion deleted for brevity.
> 5. Despite all this, you will STILL get messages sent to the whole list.
> You have to accept that that's part of what you signed up for when you
> decided to be the list owner. The best you can do is to keep the
> number small.
This is exactly right. "You will STILL get messages sent to the whole list."
Only when we have better processes and systems will this cease to be