- --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., jsc3@h... wrote:
> Steve said:to take
> > Try going to the yahoogroups.com page and use their web interface
> > yourself off the list..somebody
> > cheers,
> > steve
> Most mail clients (such at Eudora and Netscape and I believe the
> various versions of Outlook) allow you to modify the return address
> on your email, so you can essentially appear to be any email address
> you wish to be. If you attempt to abuse this to unsubscribe
> other than yourself, of course, the other headers and mail logs andA lot of the mailing list software will also send you an e-mail that
> such can be used to track you down, but there is nothing to prevent
> you from changing the return address to match the alias that the
> list uses, and then send your unsubscribe.
> John Cronin
> mailto: `echo NjsOc3@S... | sed 's/[NOSPAM]//g'`
will either -
a) confirm 'you are now unsubscribed from <mailing-list>'
b) request confirmation 'you have requested to be unsubscribed from
<mailing-list>. If you really meant to do this, please reply to the
address of this letter to confirm'.
When a mailing list uses option b), it will send an e-mail to the
address on the list that originally subscribed. This is meant as a
safety valve to prevent mailicious people from un-subscribing you
from lists you want to have (or even subscribing you to lists you
don't want to have) who send a message to the mailing list software
of the form 'unsubscribe <person>' (or 'subscribe <person>').
It's a bit of extra work, but worth the peace of mind you really
meant the action you're taking.