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[IP] Avoid temptation!!!
It is really tempting to use the "Block Mail" function of your email
reader. However, if you do this you are actually yourself and this list a
real disservice. Virtually all blocked mail gets sent back to the sender.
So, whether you block mail from a specific individual or from a whole
location, that mail is going back to where it came from. This has some
1. If it is IP List mail, it comes back to us and one of the admins has to
analyze it and determine what the problem is. I've been doing this job and
can testify that we literally get hundreds of bounces a day. Remember, the
admins are all volunteers who have jobs and family too. Dealing with this
task takes hours every day and is a very onerous chore.
2. If it is Spam, all you are doing is confirming that your email address
is valid. This means that you'll be put on even more Spam lists. A high
percentage of Spam is not really selling anything... they are just
validating email addresses, which they in turn sell to a real Spammer. For
this reason you should never respond or block Spam mail.
The moral is, please don't block messages from fellow members... the delete
key is a much better tool. Especially don't block messages from Michael.
Every time he makes an announcement, I see dozens of returned messages that
say something like this:
"Your mail to the following recipients could not be delivered because they
are not accepting mail from email @ redacted"
While you may not like his donation messages, he is only trying his best to
keep the list alive. Adding more work for him and all of the volunteers
that volunteer here, is not very helpful. So please avoid temptation and
limit your use of message blocking.
One of the volunteer Insulin Pumpers administrators
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