Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jan 30 23:31:14 PST 2015

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> Yup ... maybe even mailman dedupes for email addresses already
> subscribed,

It does.  If you attempt to use the 'invite' function on a roster of 
addresses of which some are already subscribed, the results page tells
you that invitations went out to so-and-so addresses but did not go out to
so-and-so other addresses because those e-mail addresses are already

(The same is true if you use the 'subscribe' default-action radio button
instead of the 'invite' one.  IMO, the former should almost never be
used, and ought not to be the default choice on the named administrative

> So, ... this non-list "list" that's not archived, etc.,
> how does one subscribe, unsubscribe, or request the list to be
> received in digest form, and where is the list maintained exactly?  ;-)

I _think_ the reference was to a manual roster of e-mail addresses that
Bobbie Sellers kindly maintained during my server's downtime, and used 
to provide SF-LUG with a fallback means of communication -- for which
leadership she gets my respect.

> Rick - I presume you're back to you're "regular"
> Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> email address? (and as preferred?)

I do ask and prefer that people resume using Rick Moen
<rick at linuxmafia.com> as the normal means of reaching me.

As you will see if you look at the whois information for my domains
(linuxmafia.com and unixmercenary.net), my fallback alternate mailbox 
is rick at deirdre.net .  That address is an out-of-band method of reaching
me in the event of problems with my domain, DNS, or server.

_No other_ e-mail address is guaranteed to reach me at all (including
anything on GMail), and I'll (once again) ask that people stop
suggesting otherwise.  Thank you.

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