mable syrup blackonesugar at mail.com
Fri Oct 16 17:15:03 EDT 2020

I got fed-up of being unsubscribed like this from my yahoo mail account, which had worked fine for years and decided to try a different (free) mail provider.   Yet to see whether it's a real improvement, but getting messages at all is a plus.
(emails I sent from the yahoo account to the list asking "why unsubscribed?" went into a black hole of "awaiting moderation", never to re-appear, be answered or be rejected.)

> Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 at 4:21 PM
> From: "David Woodhouse" <dwmw2 at infradead.org>
> To: "Kevin McCarthy" <specialk99 at blueyonder.co.uk>, get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
> Subject: Re: Unsubscribed
> On Fri, 2020-10-16 at 15:32 +0100, Kevin McCarthy wrote:
> > Anyone else been unsubscribed from this mailing list?
> > I just got a "You have been unsubscribed" email from
> > 
> > get_iplayer-bounces at lists.infradead.org
> > 
> > even though I didn't post any messages.
> > I'm with VirginMedia and I haven't personally changed anything.
> > 
> > Had a confirmation from the mailing list after resubscribing so I guess it's
> > ok now.
> Probably a combination of mailer misconfigurations.
> What often happens is that someone's mail admin buys in to one of these
> still spam-avoidance snake oil schemes, and publishes a record
> promising to the world that, e.g. "mail From:xxx at example.com will never
> come from anywhere except my own mail server, directly". That's
> misconfiguration #1.
> Someone @example.com then sends a message to a mailing list, which does
> the correct thing of sending it on with the From: header intact, since
> that indicates the author of the message — and with a Sender: header
> indicating that it was actually the list software that sent this copy
> of the message.
> A second mail misconfiguration is needed at the final recipient's end,
> where they look at the message, look at the misguided promise from the
> original sender's email domain, and decide to reject the message as
> "spam".
> If a recipient bounces too many list messages, they get removed from
> the list as a non-functioning address. I suspect that's what just
> happened to you.
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