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Aahz Maruch aahz at
Mon Dec 31 09:25:40 EST 2001

[posted to with cc to python-list-admin]

In article <mailman.1009779577.25166.python-list at>,
Gerhard =?iso-8859-1?Q?H=E4ring?=  <gh_pythonlist at> wrote:
>What's going on here? A mailman bug from the mail <-> news gateway, or
>somebody coverage-testing their Mozilla?!

Let's just say that the mental health profession is falling down on the
job.  Unfortunately, one of the side effects of these cancel floods is
that we get counter-flooded by people resurrecting the original article.
If you have any say over your netnews server, you should probably set it
up to reject both cancels and resurrections.

I don't think that cancels affect python-list, but the admins should
probably set up a filter to ignore the REPOST: articles based on the
X-Reposted-By: header.

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