pidgin using excessive bandwidth with msn accounts

David Woolley forums at
Tue Nov 18 03:04:44 EST 2014

On 18/11/14 05:54, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Is the list policy set to allow
> posting without subscribing?

Yes.  I think the policy is to make it easy for users to get support, 
and if you look at many of the questions, I suspect that the users would 
not be able to cope with subscribing first.  The instruction to mail the 
list submission address is on the help screen.

This is also why you get indignant requests to have mail removed from 
third party archives; people think they are mailing to a staffed contact 
centre, where it will only be seen by a pidgin employee (how they think 
the staff are paid, is a mystery).

Incidentally, the symptom reported this time was slightly different, 
although it may be a slightly more technical report of the same problem..

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