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Re: Question regarding maintainer email

On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 09:33:04 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> Bill Allombert <ballombe@master.debian.org> writes:
> > Something I have yet to understand is what purposes the bounce [from
> > a moderated list] serve in the first place. Moderating is OK, but
> > bouncing ?
> I read many mailing lists (this one, for example) without being
> subscribed as a member.
> An automated message saying "Your post to the list, unlike many
> others, will be delayed until a human acts" tells me that I shouldn't
> get anxious at the non-appearance of my message on the list. Without
> such a message, many people would believe their message was eaten
> somewhere, and post it again and again.

However, it is often the case that such mails will never make it to the
list, due to lazyness or other reasons for the list admin not to accept
the mail manually. I already had this case with an Alioth list that was
used as the maintainer address for a Debian package.


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