On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Alex McLintock wrote:
what the hell, why so many unsubscribing mail
Because so many people were made to join this mailing list without
being asked first.
no, they weren't asked, but they were informed several times that the
lists would be merging. I know I've seen no less than 3 emails,
probably received far more.
On 8 August 2012 15:50, Dan O'Bryan wrote:
The behavior of this list has changed in the last 24 hours, thus emails that
were previously filtered nicely into the proper folder are now hitting my
inbox. I dont know what has changed,
Lots of us were on totally different mailing lists but were just
subscribed to the email@example.com
without being asked. But that
mailing list has been subsumed into the all purpose user one.
No. No. No. you were on X-user@, and several of the X-user lists
all merged down into a single list since there's lots and lots of
but based on the number of people
unsubscribing (improperly), I'm guessing my experience is not unusual and
all these people are trying to get *their* inboxes back. Possibly the list
is sending from or to a different address now?
It is. For instance I was reading firstname.lastname@example.org
mail program filters were using that string specifically.
so you are familiar with email headers, but still having a problem.
Someone also commented on being able to read. Well I can look at this
email and it is NOT obvious how to unsubscribe especially to a list
they didn't join in the first place.
merging lists isn't nearly the same as randomly subscribing people to
lists. if you'd look at your mail headers, it's excessively clear:
Received: (qmail 44597 invoked by uid 500); 8 Aug 2012 15:10:19 -0000
Mailing-List: contact email@example.com; run by ezmlm
Delivered-To: mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: (qmail 44590 invoked by uid 99); 8 Aug 2012 15:10:19 -0000
Received: from athena.apache.org (HELO athena.apache.org) (184.108.40.206)
by apache.org (qpsmtpd/0.29) with ESMTP; Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:10:19 +0000
X-ASF-Spam-Status: No, hits=-0.7 required=5.0
so people didn't read the notices coming in about merging, can't be
bothered to read headers for something they clearly understand is a
list and want to unsubscribe from, can't be bothered to do some
googling to find how to properly unsubscribe, won't check old emails
to see how they subscribed in the first place and don't seem to read
their own "UNSUBSCRIBE" attempts. I perhaps less 'can't' and more
Even the Magic 8 ball has an opinion on email clients: Outlook not so good.