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From "George Sexton" <gsex...@mhsoftware.com>
Subject RE: [OT] unsubscribe stupid users with auto-replies
Date Tue, 09 Mar 2004 16:20:28 GMT
Perhaps it is a combination of two things.

On other lists like Linux-Kernel, subscribers are not clueless enough to
use an auto-responder that replies to messages that have "Precedence:
bulk" set. Additionally, most UNIX auto-responders will only send one
notice per configurable time period (i.e. a week).

Also, I think that other lists are running a filter up-front that
removes messages that are from auto-responders.

The list plainly is filtered already for spam (X-Spam-Rating:
daedalus.apache.org 1.6.2 0/1000/N). Why doesn't it filter for out of
office messages?

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Shapira, Yoav [mailto:Yoav.Shapira@mpi.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 9:07 AM
To: Tomcat Developers List
Subject: RE: [OT] unsubscribe stupid users with auto-replies



Hi,

>I think a bigger issue is why is the list software forwarding these?

Why wouldn't it?  It's a message sent to the list from a subscribed
address.

>I have subscribed to many other lists, and this seems to be the only
one
>that consistently has this problem. This is pretty amazing considering
>the low number of subscribers.

The list probably has many more members than you think, but a silent
majority.

Yoav Shapira



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