Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 13:07:44 -0400
Reply-To: Richard Ristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Richard Ristow <email@example.com>
Subject: List business: "rejected postings" (was,
re: Kaplan-Meyer and TREND)
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At 10:44 AM 5/12/2003 +0200, Frederic Villamayor wrote:
>Be sure this happened me before! It's the third time I try to senrd
>this message to the list, and the server, after initially accepting
>it, refuses to distribute it asking me resend it after addig some
>comments at the beginning of the message body and changing the
>subject. So there it goes.
Actually, I received copies of all three postings you speak of.
I've had the same problem with my postings: I'll get an acknowledgement
that the posting was distributed, and I'll get a copy, and then I'll
get an announcement that the posting was rejected. It happened with
both the posts I sent last night.
It appears that one subscriber's account is rejecting postings and
bouncing them back to the LIST, not the senders; and there, they are
taken as new postings. It's good that the LISTSERV software rejects
them, so we don't get postings piling up from successive bounces; but
it sends the reject message to the original posters. Here are the key lines:
>Your message is being returned to you unprocessed because
>it appears to have
>already been distributed to the SPSSX-L list. That is, a message with
>text (but possibly with different mail headers) has been posted
>to the list
The subscriber in question may be given by this header:
By the way, a posting containing HTML can be rejected by one of the
list redistribution points; you'll get a message, and some but not all
subscribers will see the posting.