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4.28. How do I contact the administrator of a mailing list rather than sending my message to everyone on the list?

Few things are more annoying (or more common) for mailing lists subscribers than to see a message saying "Please add me to this list" or "Remove me from this list." This kind of message should be sent to the list administrator, not the mailing list itself.

Never send requests or commands for subscribing or unsubscribing to the list itself. Such messages bother all the participants and aren't likely to get you removed from the list, either. Instead, send requests of an administrative nature to the moderator of the list. Typically, the administrator can be reached at listname-request@host.domain or listname-owner@host.domain.

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