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Re: unsubscribe

On Tuesday 20 December 2005 15:42, Almut Behrens wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 07:58:19PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 22:49:19 -0700
>> Richard DeVillier <oscomputing@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > unsubscribe
>> >
>> > PLEASE!
>> Maybe a pretty please will help :)))
>> Don't send this to the list, send it to
>> debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
>Sometimes I'm wondering whether it's that very "REQUEST" being
>capitalized that's confusing people -- and whether simply using
>"debian-user-request@..." would make it appear more like a regular
>email address after all.
>Of course, capitalization was meant to make it stand out clearly, so
>it won't, under no circumstance, be overlooked.  But does it really
>achieve that?
>Due to its difference in perceptual quality, that "REQUEST" might
> also be taken as some strange constituent that can't seriously be
> part of an actual address they're supposed to use.  Kind of like
> some junk left over by mechanical processing, or some placeholder
> <REQUEST>, $REQUEST they have no idea what to fill in for.  Or I
> dunno what...  So, they figure to just strip it out and send to
> debian-user@... instead, which they know does exist.
>But maybe I'm just thinking too complicated, and it's in fact nothing
>more than people not reading (or actually not seeing) the appended
>message at all.  OTOH, I'm then wondering where they get the idea
> from to use the subject "unsubscribe"...
>Anyhow, I apologize for having added to this unsubscribe spam :)

A lot of email agents do NOT show the line beginning with "-- " as the 
sig marker, or anything below it.  Having that stuff appended to the 
end of a message does no good whatsoever for the folks using IE IIRC, 
so that they never see the unsub message thats attached to every 
message thru the server on most servers.

IMO such email agents are busted, but I started a flame war the last 
time I claimed that, so do with it as you please.

Cheers, Gene
People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should use this
address: <gene.heskett@verizononline.net> which bypasses vz's
stupid bounce rules.  I do use spamassassin too. :-)
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