Archiver > LIST-UPDATE > 2008-02 > 1204106501

From: "Betty" <>
Subject: Re: [LIST-UPDATE] Mailing List Administration Changes
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 05:01:41 -0500
References: <000801c87904$5a21e520$>

Hi Anna,

I adopted a "state" list about a month ago and discovered that people from
all over the world are trying to post messages on it. Almost every day I
need to go in and ban that poster. I'm just curious if "these people"
pick one List to bother over others.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)

P.S. This does not happen on the other surname List I adopted, or the 3
Lists I started up.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ListMaster" <>
To: <>; <>;
<>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:48 AM
Subject: [LIST-UPDATE] Mailing List Administration Changes

> Hi all,
> I apologize for the lack of communication regarding recent changes to the
> mailing list administration and subscriptions and assure you that we will
> be
> communicating future changes more timely.
> We have been working through different options for decreasing spam and
> have
> been playing around with changes to the administration tools. One of the
> changes we have made is to require that members need to confirm their
> subscription to the mailing lists. The reason we are making this change
> is
> that we have seen instances of email spoofing where people are subscribing
> email addresses to the lists in order to send spam through.
> You can see this change by logging in to your list administration page,
> clicking on the "Privacy Options" link and then on the "Ban List" option.
> You will see the "What steps are required for subscription?" -- this is
> where you can choose to have members confirm their subscription or that
> you
> as the administrator have to approve all subscriptions. Previously there
> was a None option which meant that anyone could subscribe without
> confirmation or approval--this is how spammers were subscribing random
> addresses to the lists.
> We will be posting a message in the Newsroom and on the Help page to let
> everyone know of the change that has been made.
> If you have any questions please send them to .
> Thank you,
> Anna

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