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Re: Is the list working????

on Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 07:43:11AM -0800, J Y (jhy@x-mail.net) wrote:
> Hmm I guess I could be losing it, and I replied to this message by
> saying that I don't believe I was a vitim of swen since my inbox at
> x-mail has a large allowence, and I was not over capacity. That message
> which I sent about an hour ago never appeared but one I sent 15 minutes
> ago did. 
> ???????

When starting a new mailing list topic, *don't* reply to an existing
thread.  Instead, start a new post.

Why?  Because most mail clients will insert the "In-Reply-To:" or
"References:" mail headers.  And many clients use these headers to
construct threaded views of a discussion.  Your reply will then appear
as a response to some thread to which it's not related.  This is
regardless of whether you change the topic or not.

People who've decided this thread is of no further interest will skip
over your post.  You're likely to receive fewer useful responses to your

For your own good:  use your mailer's "new message" function, not the
reply option, when asking a new question.

Thank you.

Yes, the list is working.  This can be determined by following archives,
or Usenet peered groups (*eg:  linux.debian.user).  Note that not all
news gateways are bidirectional (in fact most aren't).

There have been recent posts concerning delays and traffic backups on
the Debian mailservers, in part due to recent viral load.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?

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