LINGUIST List is a free resource. Everybody can freely subscribe to and unsubscribe from the lists. We follow the guidelines and requirements for mailing lists as specified for the USA, the European Union, and other countries and regions.
LINGUIST List is a mailing list that comes in two versions:
LINGUIST sends out an email every time one of our editors approves a posting that was submitted to LINGUIST List from its users. You may receive 10 or more issues a day. LINGUIST allows you to activate the Digest mode, a single email per day with all full text issues. It also allows you to subscribe to specific posting areas.
LINGLITE is a reduced version and readers only receive one issue a day. It lists the LINGUIST issues posted that day, providing the following:
This seems to be an issue with some Yahoo domains, but in particular with services that make use of the Trend Micro spam filter on their mail servers. The list server is configured to automatically unsubscribe or stop mailing to accounts that bounce too many times the LINGUIST List emails (LINGUIST and LINGLITE, but also other lists that we host). This is crucial to avoid unnecessary internet data traffic and also unnecessary data transmission costs to closed accounts or non-responsive servers. New configurations of some Yahoo email servers seem to cause problems to many mailing lists, even ours. Our list server has been configured to fully comply with the Yahoo requirements and specifications. If you are unsubscribed automatically, you will receive an email about that. Either follow the instructions to subscribe again, or consider changing the email service provider to avoid future automatic unsubscriptions.
If your IT-service (some Universities are affected) is a customer of Trend Micro (your IT-team will know), they should urge them to remove the LINGUIST List listserv from their “Bad” list. Their filters list our list server as “Bad” (status Jan. and Feb. 2015), as you can see here. We tried many times to communicate with them to remove our server from this list, unfortunately without success, not even with a single response to our request. They are the only service that lists our server as spam or bad. IT-services that make use of their technology will bounce emails from LINGUIST or LINGLITE and the subscribers will be automatically removed from the subscription list after a certain number of bounces. If this happens to you, contact your IT-team at your institution and inform them about the situation. Activate your account again with the list (by following the instructions in the unsubscribe email notification, or by simply resubscribing again) and consider changing the email service provider, if you get unsubscribed again. We do not seem to have issues with any of the free or commercial providers in general (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo at yahoo.com, hotmail.com etc.).
If you have problems with the described processes or any additional question or issue, feel free to contact us.