Jeff Wasilko is alleged to have written:
-> Merrill Cook writes:
-> > On a simpler level, how about: people send an unsubscribe message
-> > to the list address. It gets filtered and forwarded to the list
-> > owner, who unsubscribes them manually. The lesson? "To
-> > unsubscribe, you don't have to learn anything or RTFM; just reply
-> > to the list address, someone will take care of it." That's the
-> > message we give.
-> I very rarely unsub someone who sends a request to the list
-> address. I have a shell script that mails them some help text
-> along with the majoromo help file. It starts out like:
-> You submitted a subscribe or unsubscribe to the regular (posting)
-> address of a mailing list.
-> Please note that you should send your request to
-> <listname>-request @
org or <listname>-digest-reqest @
-> (i.e. jewel-request @
org, jewel-digest-request @
-> basia-request @
org or basia-digest-request @
-> I have attached the help file for majordomo.
I'm a wee bit more hostile. Every week, I send out directions
for unsubscribing (with the follow-up set to majordomo @
I abjectly refuse to unsubscribe folks who send to the list. The
message sent out includes a comment that if you can't follow instructions,
you can be manually unsubscribed by sending a fee to me.
To date, no one has sent a fee. Given the choice between learning how
to unsubscribe, and spending money, everyone has chosen to learn how
James C. Armstrong, Jr. | PG&E Sucks.