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Re: [school-discuss] Re: use on Dell
On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 16:18 -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 03:53:44PM -0800, Karsten M. Self (kmself@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > NB: Something seems to be rather markedly borked with your mail client
> > as it's breaking headers. This mail couldn't be filtered correctly to
> > the mailing list.
> ...or the archives, FWIW. Fix your config:
Here's the real problem. To minimize spam getting onto this mailing
list, majordomo only accepts posts from subscribed addresses. I get all
the bounces in my mailbox (and believe me, there are *hundreds* of
bounces). I look at each and every one. The vast majority are throw-
aways, but every once in a while I get a legitimate message for the list
from a member trying to post from a non-subscribed address. Those I
manually approve and forward to the list. Of those, I occasionally
munge the header when my MUA has broken a header directive into multiple
lines and I don't notice it. That's what happened here.
The solution? Only post from the address you used to subscribe to the
mailing list. Or change your subscribed addy to be the one you post
from. If you're not sure if this applies to you, I'll be happy to add
an administrative line to each post from a non-subscribed addy that I
forward, so the posters can know it applies to them. But I hesitate to
do that without the list's agreement because of the potential
embarrassment it could create.
Doug Loss Unquestionably, there is progress.
drloss@xxxxxxxxxx The average American pays out twice
as much in taxes as he formerly got
H. L. Mencken