Aggressive List Unsubscription
gbnewby at pglaf.org
Fri May 13 13:29:33 PDT 2022
On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 02:39:58PM -0400, Undiscussed Horrific Abuse, One Victim of Many wrote:
> Both my email addresses were unsubscribed from the mailing list.
It wasn't me, and I didn't get a notification about it.
We've seen on the list that anyone can send a forged email to unsubscribe, but then a confirmation is required to actually unsubscribe.
Your email, gmkarl at gmail.com, is still subscribed to the cypherpunks list. I just checked.
The unsub shenanigans are childish and annoying. I taught my students how to forge an email message in 1998, and of course forged emails are a big part of how spam gets around these days. I'm not impressed by people who are forging unsub emails to the list management software.
> I don't know whether it was on my end, or Greg's. Nor do I know
> whether it has happened to other people.
When an address is unsubscribed, they get a goodbye email from the list software. Did that happen?
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