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On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 6:44 AM, mm0fmf <none at invalid.com> wrote:
> On 06/09/2018 21:06, Ethan Furman wrote:
>>
>> On 09/06/2018 12:42 PM, Reto Brunner wrote:
>>
>>> What do you think the link, which is attached to every email you receive
>>> from the list, is for? Listinfo sounds very promising, doesn't it?
>>>
>>> And if you actually go to it you'll find:
>>> "To unsubscribe from Python-list, get a password reminder, or change
>>> your subscription options enter your subscription email address"
>>>
>>> So how about you try that?
>>
>>
>> Reto,  your response is inappropriate.  If you can't be kind and/or
>> respectful, let someone else respond.
>>
>
> Seriously if someone has a swanky signature advertising that they are a
> rocket scientist viz. "Software Contractor,  Missiles and Fire Control" and
> yet doesn't know what a language runtime is or how mailing lists work then
> they are asking for that kind of reply.
>

Fortunately, not everyone has to respond snarkily.

Richard, once you join a mailing list, ALL posts sent to it will come
to your inbox. But what you do with them after that is up to you. I
recommend configuring your mail client to filter the messages to their
own folder (or equivalent - if you're using Gmail, their own "tag"),
so you can then read them or ignore them at will, without them
cluttering up your main inbox.

ChrisA