Address to reach human operator regarding problems with list?

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at
Wed May 30 09:07:33 UTC 2012

When a list member has problems with the list that require contacting a human list owner/operator, what is the address to send to?

I received a probe message regarding messages to me that bounced, might have been spams that slipped by the list's filters.

I was advised in the message that the address was freebsd-questions-owner at, and I sent my message to that address, got back a message from

owner-moderators at with the subject

Your message to moderators awaits moderator approval

Quoting the message,

  Your mail to 'moderators' with the subject

      Re: freebsd-questions mailing list probe message

  Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

  The reason it is being held:

      Post by non-member to a members-only list

  Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
  notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
  this posting, please visit the following URL:

  PLEASE NOTE!  If you would like to post freely to the list, please
  subscribe first.  If you post from multiple addresses, you can
  subscribe each address and go into the options page and select 'no
  mail' for all but one address. This will allow you to post without
  delay in the future.

  Sorry for the hassle, but certain immature people made this necessary.

(end of quote)

So did I post to the wrong address, were the instructions in error regarding freebsd-questions-owner at

Should that have been owner-freebsd-questions at ?

Sorry to have to bother this list with such an administrative issue.


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