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Re: My fellow (Debian) Linux users ...

On Apr 13, 2014, at 3:21 AM, Martin Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de> wrote:

> Hello!
> Am Samstag, 12. April 2014, 21:03:36 schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
>> On Sat, 2014-04-12 at 20:48 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> I experience issues with Debian lists :(. _With Debian lists only_ :(.
>>> :( I'm still subscribed to d-community-offtopic, I checked it, however,
>>> my latest mail didn't come through the list:
>> My apologies, it was delayed and did came trough right now :)
> Honestly – please anyone who has the feeling that the mailing list software 
> does not work or send mails to their account:
> *First* and *foremost* give it some patience…
> … and check *your own* setup. At least check:
> - Your subscription status – by subscribing again for example.
> - Check with a different mail account.
> Only if you are confident that your setup is working 100%, then write a mail to 
> the listmasters to check on their side.
> Please, pretty please.
> Cause honestly I am quite a bit fed up with the recent "the mailing list does 
> not work" posting.
> I assume that most of the subscribers receive mails as do I for example.
> And I assume that the mailing list software *just works*.
> So I assume that the likelyhood of it being a problem on *your* side is next 
> to 100%.
> (Thread set to ignored.]
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
> GPG: 03B0 0D6C 0040 0710 4AFA  B82F 991B EAAC A599 84C7

Too bad that Martin won't see this reply since he's ignoring the thread it will appear under...

This particular problem is one of the very few cases where it turns out not to be a problem with the user's configuration.  Neither is it a problem with the mailing-list configuration -- unless you count "believing and acting upon standards" as a fault in the mailing list configuration.

For a fuller explanation, see:


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