On Mon, 15 Mar 1993 12:47:31 -0500 Paul Robinson <[log in to unmask]>
>I hope there is the ability to exclude this mandate for some networks,
>especially those that charge for outbound messages (hint, hint).
No, especially as the networks you have in mind are what I would classify
as problem networks. If you really cannot pay for one extra message, mail
the list owner and ask to be added.
>One question: Why can't the confirmation message be routed with a
>command job in it, so that if the original confirmation message is
>bounced, it will simply sign the user off the list quiet.
Because 99% of problem networks return unintelligible delivery errors,
and the last thing they would do is include the original message.