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From Tubular <>
Subject Re: AMAZING -- Case of Subscription via a Remailer Address [was: Re: Removing yourself from the list :)]
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:57:06 GMT
Thank you, Tom for the insight; however, if these people cannot send 
email from these type of email addresses, how did they get on the list 
to start with?

Tom Panfil wrote:
> Hello OpenOffice Apache Moderators,
> I don't want to unsubscribe from any of the three project lists to 
> which I subscribe (users, dev, api)  but like you,  I've seen too many 
> requests sent to the lists from people who want to unsubscribe.  I 
> assume that something is finally done administratively to unsubscribe 
> their addresses since they eventually stop pestering.
> Many people who are members of ACM or IEEE or other professional 
> associations register using a Remailer Address serviced by the 
> organization.  The use of a Remailer Address enables provision of at 
> least the following services by the organization:
>  * Virus scanning of mail sent to the member's "Remailer Address"
>  * Quarantining of S--- sent to the member's "Remailer Address"  --
>    Note that I did not use the "S-Word" since using it might cause
>    Verizon refuse to send the message considering it to be S----.
>  * Forwarding of non-infected non-S--- messages to the member's ISP
>    provided addresses.
>  * Ease of changing of ISPs by simply registering a new ISP supplied
>    e-mail address with the Remailer Service so that mail sent to the
>    Remailer address is forwarded to the member's "new" current ISP
>    provided address.  Correspondents need not be informed of the change
>    of ISP.
> These people *cannot* send from their Remailer Addresses.  They can 
> and usually do include their preferred Remailer Address in the 
> Reply-To field of their message headers.  Their e-mail messages are 
> sent from their ISP provided addresses.
> So, I think that a significant proportion of those who send to the 
> list asking to be removed have tried sending to the address in the 
> footer of the messages and were not removed from the list since they 
> are subscribed with a Remailer Address.  That address from which they 
> are send is different from the address which is subscribed
> I recommend that some mechanism be established for such subscribers to 
> take action to be removed from OpenOffice Apache lists.  The 
> instructions they need should be provided in the footer with the other 
> three instructions.
> I can't imagine that *no* developers and maintainers of OpenOffice 
> know of Remailer Addresses.  How could this problem have festered so 
> long?   Does the project cadre really not know about Remailer 
> Addresses?   If you can maintain Apache projects you must be able to 
> understand this dilemma now that I have explained it somewhat clearly, 
> I think.
> Note that I am subscribed via an IEEE Remailer address.
> I'd no doubt have the same problem which these other poor souls have 
> if I'd try to unsubscribe.

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