Cancel messages

Brad Clements bkc at
Mon Dec 31 10:04:33 EST 2001

But I see one of my posts "Reposted", but I didn't do it.

Something is "automatically" reposting cancelled messages.

Brad Clements, DevNet Sysop 5
Developer Network Sysop Team

"Aahz Maruch" <aahz at> wrote in message
news:a0psh4$nbs$1 at
> [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.
> <sigh>
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