mailing list misbehaving...

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Tue Mar 9 16:36:40 UTC 2010

Several people with mail addresses have had problems with the list, the problem seems to be with the
mailing list server.  I got this just now:

| Subject: You have been unsubscribed from the Discussion mailing list
| From: discussion-bounces at
| To: ams at
| Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 09:00:03 +0100

Before that I got messages like these:

| From: discussion-request at
| To: ams at
| Subject: confirm 36bc7d617c7cc483300e6723019d829964942b7b
| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:00:01 +0100
| Your membership in the mailing list Discussion has been disabled due
| to excessive bounces The last bounce received from you was dated
| 16-Feb-2010.  You will not get any more messages from this list until
| you re-enable your membership.  You will receive 2 more reminders like
| this before your membership in the list is deleted.

But trying to resubscribe I get a message stating that I am already
subscribe.  Ward tried contacting the list owner, but there was no
reply, can someone please look into this problem and resolve it?

| Subject: [ #555579] [graziano at Re: bounces?] 
| From: "Ward Vandewege via RT" <sysadmin at>
| Reply-To: sysadmin at
| To: ams at
| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:32:49 -0500
| > [ams at - Mon Mar 01 11:47:58 2010]:
| > 
| > We have been getting bounces from discussion at, could
| > someone look at the problem?
| I have also received that message and re-subscribed. I asked for more
| details on the list - with a direct reply to the list administrator.
| He did not respond.
| All those messages were sent out on the 23rd, but referred to the last
| bounce being received on the 16th of February.
| That smells like a problem that's long been solved, and/or a
| misconfiguration on their end.
| Since the messages to bounced, we can't do any more without
| logs from their end...
| Thanks,
| Ward.
| -- 
| Ward Vandewege <ward at>
| Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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