Caution

Anselm Lingnau

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Richard L Walker <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx> writes:

> Incidentally, DO NOT attempt to assist anyone with posts about how to join
> or depart from this mailing list. I did the other day and that was
> interpreted as adios by the system. I don't know how; I don't know why; but
> this guy won't be assisting in the future.

I think I can shed some light on what might have happened to Richard:

For the benefit of those who can't remember to send their `subscribe' or
`unsubscribe' notices to the `...-request' address, the mailing list
software redirects short(ish) messages with `Subject: unsubscribe' and
such which are sent to `strathspey@...' to `strathspey-request@...'
instead. This is probably fairly sensible, since it keeps a lot of these
messages off the general distribution -- but if you want to talk to
people about the mechanics of (un)subscribing to Strathspey via the
list, make sure you use an innocuous `Subject:' or e-mail the person
directly!

One of the things on my To-Do list is to add the appropriate magic
incantations to the headers of Strathspey messages so that modern e-mail
clients can put up automatic `Unsubscribe' buttons and things. There is
an RFC out that explains what to do but I haven't got around to actually
applying this to Strathspey.

Sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused!

Anselm
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