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Re: How do I change my subscription?

  • From: Robert E. Seastrom
  • Date: Mon Aug 14 18:07:29 1995

You have my deepest sympathies.  I've been trying for over a year via messages 
to [email protected] and others, to get [email protected] taken off 
the nanog list (I left Sprint last July).  I get mail as [email protected] 
directly, and I get mail forwarded to me via Sprint, which means that I get 
two copies of everything that comes along.

Problem is, the folks at Merit consistently deny that [email protected] 
is on the list, though if you telnet to's smtp port and EXPN the 
list, you see [email protected] there, plain as day.

Well, you used to be able to.  Now if you telnet to port 25 and say 
"expn nanog", the expn will eventually time out.

This situation wouldn't be so bad if I could have an ongoing dialog with the 
Merit folks until we got things straightened out, but the standard MO seems to 
be to ignore the mail for three weeks to a month before sending back a claim 
that I'm not on the list and never have been.  Then when I respond to that 
message, it goes in the bit bucket.  I went through three iterations of this, 
and then gave up and wrote an incoming mail action to simply delete all 
duplicate messages in my nanog mailbox.  It's simpler.

Since all other mailing lists I used to subscribe to have propagated to 
[email protected] and NANOG mail is the only mail to me that routinely traverses 
Sprint, it crossed my mind to ask Sprint to point all mail for [email protected] to 
[email protected], but that seemed a little mean-spirited.  :)


>  I've tried [email protected], it's no a valid address, and 
> I've tried [email protected], ditto.  I need to change my 
> subscription to point to my new address.  
> In case anyone's reading this that can do it, I subscribed to this list 
> as either: 
>     [email protected] 
>     [email protected] 
> or  [email protected] 
> Starting Monday, my address will be: 
>     [email protected] 
> Thanks, and we return you to regularly scheduled business;) 
> Patrick