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Ralph Angenendt ralph.angenendt at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 17:32:12 UTC 2013

On 02.02.2013 10:57, Anthony Somerset wrote:

> Ralph & Team, Does mailman have a direct unsubscribe link that can be embedded in the footer of every email much like the list info link is added would eliminate the issue for those too lazy to work out how to unsubscribe

I don't thinks so, as you need at least the mail address you subscribed
with for a direct link. And mailman does not send out personalized mails.

As to why there are so many people, I can only take a wild guess:
Someone is trying to subscribe people for which reason whatsoever (maybe
he thinks he can get a payload - spam - through).

People then get the confirmation mail and reply to that immediately
instead of reading through it completely (don't do anything and you
won't be subscribed) - or click one of the links. Et voilà, you're

I have no idea what one could do against that, except *moderate* each
and every subscription request. And I frankly don't have the time for that.

I wonder why that happened to the mirror list - there's an astonishing
number of people subscribed on there.


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