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@#@%! debian list software!

Apparently the list manager automatically forwards any mail with
unsubscribe in the subject to debian-...-request now? Arrghh!

please see the body of the message below, which was misrouted...

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Subject: CONFIRM u11181931135315
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>Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 20:30:55 -0500
>From: Brendan Cully <brendan@kublai.com>
>To: Debian Users <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
>Subject: [OT] getting automatically unsubscribed from debian lists
>Message-ID: <20001118203054.I9107@xanadu.kublai.com>
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>it has happened a couple of times over the past several months that my
>mail server has, for reasons beyond my control, gone down for a few
>hours. Normally this wouldn't be too big a deal since I have a backup
>MX which queues everything for me.
>But this backup also sends standard sendmail warning messages to
>senders if it can't deliver the message to its destination after four
>hours. These are received by the debian list processor which then
>unsubscribes me from all my debian lists.
>So, my question is, why is this necessary? Can't these informational
>'not yet delivered' messages just be ignored by the list software? Is
>there some way mailing-list messages can tag themselves so that the
>backup MX (which I don't control, btw) doesn't bother to generate
>these "bounce" messages?
>It's somewhat annoying, and I can't figure out why it should be
>necessary. Of course if the mail were genuinely bouncing it would make
>sense, but it's only getting queued...
>This has probably come up before, what's the story?
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Don't make Godzilla mad!

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