Gateway to python-list is generating bounce messages.
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Thu Sep 11 18:31:01 CEST 2008
On 2008-09-11, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 21:36:36 -0500, Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com>
> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>> Wrong. I didn't send _any_ e-mail. Why should I get bounce
> One: Comp.lang.python is dual-routed with a mailing list; anything
> you post to either CLP or the mailing list gets cross-posted to the
> other -- the FROM header retains that of the original author (which
> could be you).
> Two: Somebody else is subscribed to the mailing list, and sets up an
> "out-of-office" reply or has other problems (like an overfilled mailbox,
> causing a bounce, or a discontinued account) when the forwarded post
> reaches their address.
> Three: The bounce/ooo-reply is sent to the message author, not to
> any intermediate host(s). After all, on that end, it's normal email
> failure response -- notify the author of the message. It doesn't matter
> that the original message was posted on a Usenet newsgroup if that group
> is automatically relayed to members of a mailing list.
OK, you win. Since I don't care to get the bounce and
out-of-office messages, I'll fix my from: header when posting
to this group.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! Am I having fun yet?
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