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Date:      Thu, 12 Dec 1996 19:11:47 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chuck Robey <chuckr@glue.umd.edu>
To:        PEKARSKE_BOB/TUC_01@burr-brown.com
Cc:        doc@FreeBSD.ORG, questions@FreeBSD.ORG, www@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Not clear where to turn
Message-ID:  <Pine.OSF.3.95.961212190828.7192C-100000@ginger.eng.umd.edu>
In-Reply-To: <"d03Iw/u000000000*"@MHS>

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On Thu, 12 Dec 1996 PEKARSKE_BOB/TUC_01@burr-brown.com wrote:

> Please forgive me for "spamming" the three addresses that looked like
> they might have real people attached to them. It was not clear to me
> from your web pages how to reach a human regarding problems with the
> mailing lists (majordomo).
> 
> I have been trying to "unsubscribe" from "freebsd-hardware" for weeks
> now to no avail. My best guess is that my return address has changed
> since I subscribed and that you are auditing unsubscibe requests
> against the subscriber address.
> 
> My company owns two domain names: "bbrown.com" and "burr-brown.com"
> 
> We started with bbrown.com, and used to stamp our mail with that return
> address. Recently, the powers-that-be have decreed that burr-brown.com
> is our "official" domain name, and we have begun stamping that return address.
> 
> My e-mail address is "pekarske_bob" at either "bbrown.com" or
> "burr-brown.com". Please forward this to someone who can unsubscribe me
> from "freebsd-hardware".
> 
> If I have missed some blindingly simple course to accomplishing this
> action, please let me know. I have found your mailing lists to be most
> helpful, and I don't want to become afraid of them. If I have done
> something wrong, please let me know so I shall not repeat.
> 
> Thank you for your patience.

Please, one list at a time, next time, there's plenty of folks who will
react to a sanely worded request like yours.

I mailed off to majordomo@freebsd.org, and sent the command

who freebsd-hardware

When I got the return, I dumped it into a file and began looking for the
string "Burr-Brown"  Didn't find it, so I tried "BB".  Bingo!

pekarske_bob@bbrown.com

Try sending

unsubscribe pekarske_bob@bbrown.com

I'm not sure, you might have to send it from that login.

This happens fairly often, maybe we should have an explanation about what
I did.  It hasn't failed me yet.

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