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Re: Please stop sending email to ...

On Mar 12 15:43, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Christopher Faylor!
> >>> I know that this is a pointless exercise but I'll say it anyway: people
> >>> who think that they can have a private chat with Corinna or Larry by
> >>> sending email to what seem to be their private email addresses will just
> >>> show up in the spam trap, possibly even causing spamassassin to think
> >>> that they are a spammer.
> >>> 
> >>> We mention in multiple places that cygwin-related issues should go to
> >>> this list.  So, please don't bother trying to send private email unless
> >>> you've been specifically asked to do so.  You'll also be doing me a
> >>> favor because I won't have to spend time cleaning out the spam traps.
> >>
> >>Well, here goes nothing. 
> >>
> >>I am happy to admit that I'm one of those persons.  The problem is
> >>exactly that what you claim we "should do" versus what is actually
> >>possible to do.  If any of the list maintainers had actually bothered
> >>to try to register to these email lists, you would probably have found
> >>out that your spam filters are set so high, that it is impossible for
> >>normal people to even register to these lists!
> > FYI, The Cygwin list has 1212 subscribers with 89 new joiners since
> > January 1.  I'm the "list maintainer" and I'm obviously registered.
> > The same software that handles Cygwin also handles and
> >  There are many other mailing lists under those
> > domains, and some of them have even more subscribers.
> The point was, it's nowhere mentioned, who to contact in case of list issues.
> Not in list mail headers, neither on list's mailman web page.
> I've had multiple mails blocked for containing  "foreign language" (how can I
> help? It's Microsoft smarts to translate group names to make everyone
> unhappy), and I multiple times tried to find the address to appeal to. To no
> avail.
> Yes, I vaguely recalled, that there supposed to be "<list>-owner" address,
> but it's only my poor memory. How can I trust her without confirmation?

On the other hand, the "postmaster" account exists everywhere...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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