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From: "Valorie Zimmerman" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Why was this person subscribed?
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 19:21:16 -0800
Denny, you ARE informed by Smartlist, if you choose to be. One of
your Customize Settings choices is: "Notify the list manager when
someone subscribes? Each time someone joins the list, the list server
will send you a copy of their ``subscribe'' request."
I think it has always been the case that Smartist is "smart enough"
to sub a perfectly formed request to the list. If "re:" is in the
subject line, it doesn't work.
Personally, I always advise my listers to put "subscribe" or
"unsubscribe" as both the Subject line AND the only message in the
body. Smartlist does not like empty Subject lines.
On 5 Feb 2003 at 11:34, Denny Shirer wrote:
> I'd stop short of calling it "Smart." Educated maybe but lets not
> start handing out any degrees. While it is fine that a warning message
> is sent, it still appears to the admin as a bounce and is something we
> need to take care of. If we also then got a message saying the person
> was subscribed, I would see no problem but this is not the case. Since
> all previous messages of this sort were not subscribed, why should we
> think this bounce should be any different?
> I just think something else needs to be done to inform the admin that
> the person was subscribed. Maybe sending the warning message to the
> subscriber and then also CC it to the admin might make us aware that
> the person actually was subscribed. The way it is now, it appears as
> something we need to address.