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Subject: UKNM: Re: UKNM Digest V1 #164
From: Ian Tester
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 19:20:24 GMT

It can be a major hassle hosting any kind of e-mail newsletter service,
perhaps because people change e-mail address so often, then either

a. moan that they're not getting their newsletter anymore when they
registered with an e-mail at a now defunct e-mail address
b. desubscribe from a different e-mail address to the one they subscribed
with, causing your systems to scratch their head. and the desubscriber to
get annoyed. which is bad for you.

Anyone know of a vaguely intelligent system for coping with this (under
1,000!) ? Some companies in the UK, even the huge ones, seem unable to go 6
months without changing what comes after the @, and it can be a shocker. I
suppose at least with e-mail, the goneaways sometimes tell you they're
goneaways . . . .


>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:53:54 +0000
>From: Paul Douglas <pauldatparagon [dot] co [dot] uk>
>Subject: Re: UKNM: Mailing Lists (Not Spam Lists)
>>>Having said that, two "unsubscribe" requests to Virgin.Net haven't
>>>stopped me getting "What's New At Virgin" mails - all because I won
>>>some books in a competition once...
>>Same here, although I've never won anything...
>It's not always the case. Fot the record, I unsubscribed from the Virgin
>newsletter and have never received another one since.

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