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We have begun to see a phenomenon where people were receiving “replies” from our autoresponder because someone else used their email address when submitting a site to our directory. We no longer allow the practice of using someone else’s email address for confirmation during submission! Attempting to do so will result in an error. Only addresses at the domain being submitted will be allowed or no address at all. You may, however, still opt out from auto responses by replying to one with REMOVE as the only word in the subject line.
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