blocking this guy´s email
ronald "at" 2bright.net
Tue Aug 6 11:20:50 2002
Pete Phillips wrote:
>I run numerous mailing-lists, so I'll comment.
>There were two errors made here. The first was by Mampre. One
>should not use an auto-responder if one is subscribed to any
>mailing-lists. We've all just seen why, although judging by his snotty
>messages, Mampre doesn't seem to realize that he caused the
>transmission of tens-of-thousands of annoying messages and made
>a valuable resource essentially useless for several days. If one must
>use an auto-responder, there are several options in order of
>preference: 1) use the list of exclusion addresses within your mail-
>server or -client's autoresponder, and exclude all mailing lists, so
>that it won't reply to things like vnc-list "at" realvnc.com; 2) turn off the
>list-mail while your auto-responder is active (see the welcome
>message you got from the list); 3) use a smart responder that won't
>reply more than once in 48 hours to the same address.
A vacation program should not answer to
>The second error was made by the list-administrator. Loop-
>detection should be turned on in the server. If the server is not
>capable of loop-detection, there are plenty of free alternatives that
>On 5 Aug 2002 at 9:44, Miguel Gonzalez Castaqos wrote:
>> I think we all agree that this autorespond emails have been quite
>>annoying. I was quite shocked when this morning I got 160 e-mails, when
>>normally I got 20 e-mail daily and most of them were from this guy.
>>Since, at least in my case, this is my e-mail for working and I am
>>subscribed to this mailing list for working reasons, maybe I could be
>>warned to be getting so many e-mails.
>> Anyway, what I am scared about is that I leave for one week before this
>>guy comes back (the 11th), so my e-mail could be blocked very easily in
>>a few days, and maybe blocking the delivery of very important e-mails.
>> I do not know if there is a feature for temporaly unsubscriptions in
>>this mailing list, but could be interesting in case like these.
>> I hope this e-mail does not sound very imperative, rather than a
>>suggestion (the latter is my intention).
>> Sorry for my bad English.
>> Many thanks in advance
>>[demime 0.99c.8 removed an attachment of type text/x-vcard which had a name of mgc.vcf]
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