Re: guilty w/explanation - GET ME OFF THIS GODDAM LIST!

2008-09-10 Thread Stephen M. Harris
Whining, cussing, whatever it is, I agree I should not have done it,  
but I have been trying to un-perl myself for four - count 'em -  
years, starting (many times) with the unsubscribe link, which I have  
just tried again.


Exasperation isn't pretty,  but I mean, you guys are code writers,  
right? What gives?



On Sep 10, 2008, at 9:10 AM, Vic Norton wrote:

If you look at the headers of any message you've received from the  
list, you will see

List-Post:  mailto:macosx@perl.org
List-Help:  mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
List-Unsubscribe:   mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
List-Subscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
I suggest you try the third address and quit whining.

- Vic

On Sep 9, 2008, at 10:15 PM, Stephen M. Harris wrote:


-- Forwarded message --
From: Stephen M. Harris [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:26 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: MacPort: how to port perl?


GET ME OFF THIS GODDAM LIST!





Stephen M. Harris



RE: guilty w/explanation - GET ME OFF THIS GODDAM LIST!

2008-09-10 Thread Jan Dubois
On Wed, 10 Sep 2008, Stephen M. Harris wrote:
 
 Whining, cussing, whatever it is, I agree I should not have done it,
 but I have been trying to un-perl myself for four - count 'em -
 years, starting (many times) with the unsubscribe link, which I have
 just tried again.

If the unsubscribe link isn't working, then maybe you are not subscribed
to the mailing list using your current email address.  I suspect you
subscribed many years ago using a different address.  When you changed
email addresses, instead of unsubscribing from mailing lists with your
old address and re-subscribing with the new one, you just set up email
forwarding from the old address and forgot about the whole thing.

To unsubscribe you will have to use this old email address again.  Try
looking at the headers again to see if you find some hint of an older
address of yours.   E.g. something like this:

  Received: from lists.develooper.com (x6.develooper.com [63.251.223.186])
by mx.activestate.com (Postfix) with SMTP id EF65150002
for [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:58:54 -0700 (PDT)

The last line should show the actual subscription address.  Or look at
the return path:

  Return-Path: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

You can see that the mailing list manager has encoded the subscriber
email address in there as well (to detect bounces and email loops).

Cheers,
-Jan