Recently I’ve been getting replies to postings that go my personal email address from people who want to be unsubscribed from a mailing list. This annoys me on multiple levels:
- The person making such a replay hasn’t bothered checking what the reply behavior of the list is, and therefore makes the unwarranted assumption that the person sending the original message can unsubscribe them.
- Most lists/groups have separate addresses for posting and for administration, since non-admin subscribers can’t actually do anything administrative (by definition).
Even though I can unsubscribe people, I don’t like to encourage this behavior.