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Re: no response from listmaster

On 14/12/2015, Dan Ritter <dsr@randomstring.org> wrote:


> You have two major choices, neither one of which is what you
> want to hear.
> 1. You can subscribe via some other address. GMail, Fastmail,
> whatever. Let other people handle your mail for you, for money
> or not.

Why not simply take up that suggestion?

I have my miscellaneous email accounts through my hosted domain names,
and, I have hundreds of email filters to deal with the email that goes
through those accounts.

Somewhere in those filters, stuff from some unregulated and commonly
used for malicious email, providers, such as hotmail, gets deleted.

So, I have my gmail account, which is also subscribed to this list,
and, to some other lists, and, this gmail email account, can accept
most email, and, gmail has a kind of semi-intelligent filtering system
to deal with malicious emails.

Whilst I do still get the occasional notification of bounces of
messages from the Debian lists to which I subscribe from my gmail
account, such bounce notifications, due to the rarity of the bounces,
are not sufficient, to cause me to become removed from the list.

So, to me, the simple solution, is to use something like a gmail
account, for your mailing lists messages.

I am curious as to why you are apparently defying your employer, and
running a particular mailserver using your employer's resources,
against the instructions/wishes of your employer, and, why your
employer lets you get away with so defying your employer.

I would have thought that, should you insist on running a mailserver
that your employer does not want, you would do it outside of, and,
unrelated to, your employment.

A few years ago, I had been runnning a mailserver here, on our
domestic LAN, running Postfix, until the computer (that we had bought
for about 100AUD, as a used HP computer, with an MMX CPU, that lasted
for several years, as a mailserver), apparently died, and, I have not
got around to creating a replacement mailserver.

So, if you insist on running your own mailserver, why can you not do
it, on a LAN, at your residence, completely dissociated from your

And, why can you not use a gmail account (or, a similar, free webmail
account), for mailing list subscriptions, at least, in the interim?

I find it to be effective.

Oh, and, as with others, who have already posted in this thread, I
too, am not a list administrator of this mailing list, simply someone
who is wondering why you do not apply one or more of the suggested,
simple and obvious solutions.


Bret Busby
West Australia


"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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