Ian Smith smithi at
Thu Aug 24 14:34:06 UTC 2017

In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 690, Issue 3, Message: 2
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:23:49 +0200 Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at> wrote:

 > On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:37:14 +0100, Hugh Wooller wrote:
 > >> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
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Thanks heaps for chomping the whole earler digest, Rolf.

 > Apart from the wrong command "Stop", don't confuse
 > "freebsd-questions at" with
 > "freebsd-questions-request at" . I'm sure somebody subscribed
 > you against your will, confirmed the subscription using your email
 > account and chose digest to spam you. You are not alone, this happens
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I don't see how someone could confirm the subscription using the OP's 
email address, without having read/write access to that mail account?

 > FWIW regarding those basics all mailman mailing lists work in the
 > same way. To follow the link to unsubscribe, you even don't need to know
 > a password, you only need to reply to a confirmation mail to
 > unsubscribe. If you shouldn't receive such an email, check your spam
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All good advice.

cheers, Ian

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