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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000487.txt from 2001/02

From: "Mark Charette" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: ezmlm warning
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 08:36:32 -0500

> > Messages to you from the klarinet mailing list seem to
> > have been bouncing. I've attached a copy of the first bounce
> > message I received.
> >
> > If this message bounces too, I will send you a probe. If the probe
> bounces,
> > I will remove your address from the klarinet mailing list,
> > without further notice.
> >
> >
> > I've kept a list of which messages from the klarinet mailing list have
> > bounced from your address.
> >
> > Copies of these messages may be in the archive.
> > To retrieve a set of messages 123-145 (a maximum of 100 per request),
> > send an empty message to:
> > <>
> >
> > To receive a subject and author list for the last 100 or so messages,
> > send an empty message to:
> > <>
> >
> > Here are the message numbers:
> >
> > 40032

Now I'm no genius, but I think that the top of that message might be
intelligable to most people.

The rest of the message tells administrators what went wrong.>

<tony-wakefield@-----. Deferred: Connection timed out with
> Message could not be delivered for 5 days
> Message will be deleted from queue

Your email server didn't want to take an email..

>If I asked you to translate the following into plain and simple
> English, I`ve no doubt that you would wish to avoid doing so,
> asking me to read up, to learn what it all means.

_That_ is highly insulting. I've spent time more than once on this list
explaining how email works (and bounces) and I'm sure I will do so again.

> Now there`s 5 minutes of your time wasted I expect Mark. Have you
> thought of how much time we do have to waste just because others
> cannot communicate to us in the simplest of ways to enable us to
> understand the FIRST TIME. I`ll bet the most commonly used
> words are "I`m sorry, could you repeat that again
> please, I didnt quite catch you the first time"!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you would be so kind as to rewrite the error handling functions
of this free software and in the software of the intervening
systems in _your_ spare time I'd be grateful ...

Get up on the wrong side of the bed, did we?

mark C.

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