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Subject: Re: Web Page Signups
From: "Merrill Cook" <mcook @ pcusa01 . ecunet . org>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 16:22:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: bbrown @ dkmc . org (Bob Brown)
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . com
In-reply-to: <9707021150 . 0 . UUL1 . 3#25605 @ dkmc . org> from "Bob Brown" at Jul 2, 97 11:50:28 am

I do basically the same thing, except I check to make sure the
address on the list is close enough to the one on their mail
message that majordomo will be able to unsubscribe them -- no
sense telling them to send the message to majordomo if, for
example, they have one of the newfangled JohnSmith @
 compuseve .
addresses on their mailer, and are subscribed as
71111 .
 1111 @
 compuserve .
 com .
  those folks I just quietly
unsubscribe. I also look to make sure they don't have odd MIME
encoding that will interfere with the command.

>From Bob Brown:
>      In addition, I have a cron job that sends a "how to get off the
> list" message twice each month.  I reply to "take me off" requests,
> either to me or to the list, with a canned message explaining how to
> unsubscribe and requesting a copy of the error message(s) if my
> instructions don't work.  So far, *no one* has sent me an error
> message. <grin>
>      I have to admit to being a wimp, though.  I manually unsub any
> jerk who posts a second "take me off" message to the list, only to
> keep the rest of the list from listening to the complaining.  (I have
> Majordomo's administrivia filter turned off because of false
> positives.)


  Merrill Cook 
  Louisville KY 
  mcook @
 pcusa .
 org     or MERRILL COOK on Ecunet/PresbyNet

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