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Re: [SLE] Uh...what's this?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 12:19:54 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0305201206210.2395-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The 03.05.19 at 20:07, Christopher Mahmood wrote:

> The information you were sent when you subscribed (and asked
> politely to read) told you how to contact the list owner when you
> encounter problems with the list.


Suggestion: On another list I moderate I post the rules once every month.
perhaps you could do that here - post that text :-?

> This isn't just some BOFH power trip contrary to what you are
> probably thinking. Occasionally very broken mail servers (or
> malicious jackasses) start resending list mail back through the lists
> after removing all of the headers that would allow the software to
> detect the mail loop. That's not what this was but it easily could
> have been.

Mmm... technical question: our posts get to list with our "from". If there
is an error, "we" get posted back. Now, Is that the correct behavior by
the "receiver side", or should it bounce to the envelope? Or should it
detect it is a mailing list and do something else?

I'm not talking about changing the "from" for the list, I just want to
know what the other side should do :-)

> The last serious mail loop we had caused almost 10
> million messages to be sent in a matter of hours; if one of the
> subscribers on that list (it wasn't SLE) had bothered to email one
> of the correct contact addresses it would have been stopped in a
> matter of minutes instead of hours.


That reminds me that the Spanish help test is not totally equivalent to
the English one, some little things are missing.

Anyway, that list is way more tolerant that this one: we have top posting,
don't' trim messages, thread hijacking, html... you name it, but almost
nobody complains, no flames ;-)

Carlos Robinson

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