Yuri Pankov yuripv at
Thu Aug 24 15:32:25 UTC 2017

On Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:26:03 +0200, Ralf Mardorf Via Freebsd-questions 
> On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:33:29 +1000 (EST), Ian Smith wrote:
>> 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?
> Neither do I, but I'm a subscriber of several mailman mailing lists
> were for mysterious reasons this happens at least one time a year. It
> happens for at least 6 times a year that somebody does confuse the
> address to post a message to all the list members, with the "request"
> address. It doesn't help that all list mails have a footer, or start
> digest mails with short, but complete explanations or that MUAs provide
> a menu entry for mailing lists, so that nobody needs to care about the
> headers or anything else, but get all options provided by the GUI, for
> direct mouse usage.
> For the mail I'm replying at the moment Claws provides the menu
> Message > Mailing-List
> with the options
>                           Post
>                           Help
>                           Subscribe
>                           Unsubscribe
>                           View archive
> Just "Contact owner" is shadowed.
> :)

This is a nice one.  About 10 years ago I got a very hot hate mail after 
replying to questions@, asking me and everyone else to stop spamming 
him.  Some pour soul just didn't know how to unsubscribe (despite the 
links given at the bottom).

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