When unsubscribing, members must have the From: address set to the address used when they subscribing to the list. There is no way the mail server can know that mail is forwarded to a different address. Another problem people have is they sometimes use PSN-1 (one) instead of PSN-L as the list name. -Larry Cochrane Redwood City, PSN ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael J. Roseberry"
To: Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 12:57 PM Subject: The Art of Unsubscribing > Larry: > > It is possible that you need to take a closer look at the unsubscribe > experience some folks are having. > > For example, I tried to unsubscribe myself just now and got a terse > note at my REPLY address saying that I am unknown to the list. Well, I > can assure you that I get LOTS of list traffic everyday, so that > response is erroneous. > > Here is what I suggest might be the root cause of some of the recent > problems people (like me) have been having when unsubscribing from the > PSN list: apparently, when your list administrator [program] checks to > see if an unsubscribe command came from someone on the list, it > compares the RETURN ADDRESS field of the unsubscribe email against the > "official" PSN member list for authenticatioin. Now if, as I have > determined is the case for me, you are compiling the official PSN > member list using the FROM ADDRESS of a subscribe email, then anyone on > the list that is using a different REPLY ADDRESS will not be able to > automatically unsubscribe. I (and presumably many others) choose to > send email indicating a RETURN ADDRESS that is different from the FROM > ADDRESS. Notice that SENDMAIL and other email delivery systems allow > this option due to its utility: a person can SEND mail from home, > work, at 35,000 feet, or from anywhere and still have the replys go to > ONE place. > > To check my theory, I'm gonna temporarily change my RETURN ADDRESS to > match my FROM ADDRESS and try again. > > Sooooooooo, if you never hear from me again, it worked! > > Regards, > Michael J. Roseberry > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices > http://auctions.yahoo.com/ > __________________________________________________________ > > Public Seismic Network Mailing List (PSN-L) > > To leave this list email PSN-L-REQUEST@.............. with > the body of the message (first line only): unsubscribe > See http://www.seismicnet.com/maillist.html for more information. __________________________________________________________ Public Seismic Network Mailing List (PSN-L)
Larry Cochrane <cochrane@..............>