About Unsubscribing

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Arnold Hite, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. Arnold Hite
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    Arnold Hite Guest

    I think the slams on people who can't figure out how to unsubscribe are
    hysterical. My only wish is that I die at a ripe old age before I ever have
    to attempt unsubscribing. How could I live without my daily Amphicar fix
    anyway? Thanks Bilgemaster for all of your work.

    Arnold Hite
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  2. Bill Connelly
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    I think the slams on people who can't figure out how to unsubscribe are
    hysterical. My only wish is that I die at a ripe old age before I ever have
    to attempt unsubscribing. How could I live without my daily Amphicar fix
    anyway? Thanks Bilgemaster for all of your work.

    Arnold Hite
    Blue 66
    White 64

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    Thanks for the kudos Dr. Hite. In view of the recent rash of hapless
    apparently-trapped subscribers, I just ran a test: I created a brand new
    free email account with Yahoo! which I then subscribed and subsequently
    unsubscribed to this List with no problem whatsoever by simply following the
    directions:

    1. Send a blank email to amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

    2. Within moments one receives a confirmation message from the List's
    "robot" with the subject line "Please reply to unsubscribe from
    amphicar-lovers"...So, like it says you simply hit "Reply" and send it.

    3. You will then receive a confirmation message with the subject line "You
    have been unsubscribed from amphicar-lovers"

    That's it!...You're unsubscribed. It all takes less than a minute.

    It's just a guess of course, but I don't suppose the now hopefully-departed
    and irascible Dr. Smith's degree was in Computer Science. Funny, but in one
    of his few postings to the List at
    http://www.escribe.com/automotive/amphicar/m3403.html didn't he claim he was
    some kind of "body man"? Jeez...he must be a regular Renaissance Man, Huh?
    And who didn't love his work in "Lost in Space"?

    In view of the above data, I would continue to prescribe duct tape for the
    Doctor's condition. Rolls of it. Cover all those computer and monitor air
    holes and seal up the keyboard good and tight too. That should keep
    anything like this condition from ever afflicting the good Doctor ever
    again.

    Collegially yours,
    Dr. Bilgemaster
     
  3. Mike Israel
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    Mike Israel Guest

    Hmm, I think I have stumbled upon an idea which will
    make me the richest man in Amphiland.

    While I shall continue to run the list as a free
    service to fellow amphipibians, I shall hereby
    institute a $100 service fee for unsubscribing anyone
    who is unable to follow the instructions to do so on
    their own. :)

    To quote Douglas Adams, "A common mistake that people
    make when trying to design something completely
    foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of
    complete fools."

    Mike Israel
    65 Amphi (white)
    Amphicar List / Digest Admin


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  4. Eric Mattlin
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    Eric Mattlin Guest

    I haven't got a clue why these folks are having so much trouble.
    When the list moved to Yahoo I had two memberships. This was so I
    could post to the list from my normal email (at home) or my yahoo
    email (for personal email at work). I finally linked them (pretty
    easy) and have rest my options so I read all the email on the web.

    I wonder if these folks are sending email from the registered
    account. It may be possible the the ISP inserts an address in the
    sent mail that is different. This will cause the system to reject an
    emailed unsubscribe.

    Example:

    my office email is eric.j.mattlin@ but the system recently went to
    a new system so I am EM7131@ Incoming to either works but all
    outgoing uses the EM7131. Makes it impossible to remove yourself
    from an email list using the directions at the bottom. My suggestion
    to those just joining the list is that they sign up via Yahoo (free)
    and link their IDs. This makes leaving a one button process and you
    have a lot of control over your email.

    Eric
     

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