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Re: unsubsribe!!!

on Fri, Apr 05, 2002, Anthony DeRobertis (asd@suespammers.org) wrote:
> On Thursday, April 4, 2002, at 06:36 AM, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> >	echo "You appear to be sending a subscription, unsubscription, or"; \
> >	echo "\"help\" message to a mailing list I'm subscribed to.  I am"; \
> >	echo "not the list manager, just another subscriber."; \
> I confess to not knowing procmail (I've always used maildrop or perl),
> but if that actually does what the echo'd text says it does, you do
> realize what the results of, for example, a large portion of
> debian-user running it would be?
> About 300 separate copies of that nice note. After the third, it's not
> so nice a note anymore. After 30 more, I'd start getting ticked. After
> 300, I'm not quite sure what state I'd be in.

    Up on the roof with a magnum.  Nine dead.  And they blame Marine

      -- George Carlin, "Scope".

> Probably not a good idea.

Dunno.  I doubt we'd see the multiple repeat unsubscribe post type
stuff.  And Debian would get this rep for being bunch of damned polite,
very fast responders....  Might even cut down on idiots after a while,
though this I consider a wishful fantasy....

> [ Also, do you have anything in there to prevent mail loops? I 
> notice some Loop header stuff in the comments... ]

Yes.  I check for 'X-Loop: <my address>' in the headers.  I'm also
Bcc'ing myself on the posts to ensure they work right.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>           http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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