[Air-l] Tutorial: How to unsubscribe from air-l
elw at stderr.org
Tue Aug 17 07:13:48 PDT 2004
> Something weird happened when the list host changed. For some reason I
> had stopped getting mail from the list for quite some time. Then boom,
> the messages started coming again. (I sub to too many lists, so I sort
> and often ignore). I suspect something happened that 'dormant'
> subscribers got reactivated. They were surprised. Many unsubbed. So I
> think it may not just be a case of clueless users, but something
> triggered in the system to send mail to folks who probably did not think
> they were on the list.
if an account bounces a lot of mail (say for an exceeded quota) over a
period of time, Mailman will set that individual to 'nomail' rather than
continuing to make delivery attempts.
most likely a number of people were "reactivated" by the list move.
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