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Subject: Re: list policies about vacation programs
From: "David W. Tamkin" <dattier @ panix . com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 18:05:25 -0500
To: listmanagers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
References: <Pine . OSX . 4 . 56 . 0308131028470 . 516 @ betty . goldmark . private> <6 . 0 . 0 . 10 . 0 . 20030813075308 . 046d67a0 @ 127 . 0 . 0 . 1> <6 . 0 . 0 . 10 . 0 . 20030813075308 . 046d67a0 @ 127 . 0 . 0 . 1> <4 . 3 . 2 . 7 . 2 . 20030813174412 . 0308dd20 @ mail . rixlists . net>
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Rick wrote,

I spoke with one systems administrator who said that my messages were
being received with PRECEDENCE=NORMAL, and the sysadmin uses that to
gauge who gets an auto-responder.

So despite all the other indicators, such as having List- headers, coming from an envelope sender address that includes the string "owner" or "request" or "bounce" or "errors" or "admin," and most significantly the absence of the user's address from the To: line, the autoresponder was still allowed to yak away, and the administrator's excuse was that [s]he has decided unilaterally that only one criterion counts?

I sent my stuff out with Precedence: list, so if that had happened on any of my lists I would never have known. But if I found out I'd have certainly given that admin the URL to Jeff's rant.



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