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Re: Anti-AOL List Manager

Subject: Re: Anti-AOL List Manager
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 11:12:07 -0500
In a message dated 96-12-11 09:24:22 EST, JKearman writes:

>  It sounds like some people who try AOL sign on to the lists (and his
> refer to all the lists, not just MGs), then just go away at the end of
> free AOL time, without unsubscribing. Mail to them bounces. With the volume

> of mail on the list, this could be a problem.
>  Perhaps a more humane solution would be to warn new subscribers. Maybe it 
> would cut down on the problem. 
>  One thing I know: AOL is growing faster than Microsoft. AOL users will 
> outnumber all other internet users before long, if we don't already. The
> world is going to have to deal with AOL users, even those who aren't
> like anyone whose internet address doesn't end in Sort of the 
> situation I encounter on my drive to work: the road is littered with SUVs, 
> pickups and Buicks. Yeah, I'd like to put them on other roads so they don't

> interfere with my serenity, but educating them would be a better choice.
>  Cheers,
>  Jim Kearman

I think you hit the nail on the head.  After the free intro period if the
subscriber just goes away and Marks mail bounces.  I wonder if new AOL users
could have a probation period,  two months on the digest then move to the
regular list?


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