On Mon, 20 Sep 1999 13:38:34 +0000 (GMT), Darren.Tracey@stripped
>I received confirmation from the list server that I was unsubscribed,
>went on leave, remotely accessed my mail one week later to find
>my inbox stuffed with posts from this list.
>I've sent the unsubscribe request again.
>Lets see if it works.
If you do as instructed and send a message to the address listed in the
"List-Unsubscribe" header, then confirm, you'll be off. You'll receive
a "GOODBYE from ..." message.
If you mail mysql-unsubscribe@stripped, it will also work
PROVIDED THAT your current address is the same that you're subscribed
under (not true in your case - see below). However, if this is not the
case, it does not work. The text sent with all admin requests gives
instructions on how to proceed, including the option of forwarding a
list message (with all headers) to the mysql-owner@stripped
In your case, you received an "ezmlm response" telling you that the
address you tried to unsubscribe wasn't on the list to begin with. This
means that your current address is not the one you're subscribed as.
Try the address in the header instead or forward a list message (with
all headers) to mysql-owner@stripped. See rfc2369 for a generic
solution which will put an end to these problems. This lists supports
rfc2369 as does e.g. Pegasus mail.
>Its very easy to assume that only an idiot couldn't unsubscribe from this list.
I would never assume that. >95% of attempts are successful. Some of the
remainder are technical problems (e.g. defective mail programs), but
the majority is failure to read the messages/understand the
instructions. Human intervention by mysql-owner, or postmaster is there
to help for ALL these cases. Following up on such questions posted to
the list is IMHO useful to remind everyone about the
This is your subscription (dtracey@stripped - not
1999-09-08 11:23:32 dtracey@stripped + Darren Tracey
If you send a message to
mysql-unsubscribe-dtracey=thiess.com.au@stripped it will work.
(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)