kuser-admin rsponse to cygwin-announce posts

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Thu Aug 4 18:39:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: Eric Blake
>Sent: 04 August 2005 17:57

>>> Oh, sure, I'm using a write-only mail address, that's why I don't see
>>> them.  If more than two maintainers get these mails all the time, I'll
>>> unsubscribe kuser-ctl.
> Well, that's three maintainers.  I think kuser-ctl is doing a reply-all to
> all messages it receives from its cygwin-announce subscription, so
> go ahead and unsubscribe it.

  It's not doing a 'reply-all', it's asking you to confirm the subscription
request you sent to it.  It's a list-subscribe/unsubscribe address, i.e. a
bot, and should never have been subbed in the first place.  (Try putting
'kuser-ctl' into google.)

  Someone must have been playing some kind of silly game to get it
subscribed in the first place; it seems a lot like an attempt to set  up
some kind of listbombing mail loop to me....

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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