Great Idea. I hope Peter agrees to this. On another list I'm on, every
message to the list includes a one sentence reminder for leaving the list,
e.g. "to leave this list, send a message to [log in to unmask] with no
subject and the word LEAVE in the body". It has reduced the number of "How
do I get off this list?" posts to nearly zero.
When your email address changes, even slightly, it is appropriate to leave
the list with your old address and resub with the new address.
From: Irish Traditional Music List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Thomas Keays
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 1998 3:47 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: IRTRAD-L list settings -- anti-spam measures
I just did a REVIEW of the IRTRAD-L listserv so I could see what the
header looked like:
* Irish Traditional Music List
* Review= Public Subscription= Open Send= Public
* Notify= Yes Reply-to= List,Respect Files= Yes
* Notebook= Yes,/lists/public/irtrad-l,Monthly,Public
* Validate= No
* Ack= No
* Renewal= 97/03/12,Probe
* Confidential= No
* Daily-Threshold= 256
* Errors-To= [log in to unmask] Peter Flynn
* Owner= [log in to unmask] (Peter Flynn)
* Owner= quiet:
* Owner= [log in to unmask]
The setting that concerns me is "Send= Public".
With the amount of spam that has been inflicted on the list, I wonder
if it shouldn't be reset to "Send= Private".
This would introduce the condition that only subscribers could post
to the list (thereby keeping out unsubscribed spammers), but if your
email address changed even slightly from when you first subscribed
(and this DOES happen), you would continue to receive postings, but
would no longer be able to post or even change your listserv
It means more work for Peter Flynn to intercede when people are
having subscription problems, but it should curtail the current
spam-fest we've experienced the last six months.
Any comments from the list?
Tom Keays <[log in to unmask]>
"From the start, when it was the instrument of the wood-god
Pan, the flute has been associated with pure (some might say
impure) energy. Its sound releases something naturally untamed,
as if a squirrel were let loose in a church." --Seamus Heaney