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RE: List Admin Issue: Emails bouncing back to the sender.

How is their email system broken? If they have set their software so
that it responds to all incoming messages with a "Out of Office" reply,
then that is what their software will do. The problem is the we are
getting them rather than the list, when it is the list that is sending
them the messages.

The XSL List has this header:
Reply-To: xsl-list@lists.mulberrytech.com

Why not use that on this list?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	xml-dev-help@lists.xml.org [SMTP:xml-dev-help@lists.xml.org]
> Sent:	Friday, August 17, 2001 2:22 PM
> To:	xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject:	Re: List Admin Issue: Emails bouncing back to the
> sender.
> On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Dylan Walsh wrote:
>     Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 12:05:43 +0100
>     From: Dylan Walsh <Dylan.Walsh@Kadius.Com>
>     To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>     Cc: xml-dev-help@lists.xml.org
>     Subject: List Admin Issue: Emails bouncing back to the sender.
>     Does anyone else find this irritating? When I post to the list, I
>     invariable get several messages back from subscribers, where there
> is a
>     problem with delivery. 
> When you personally get messages like this it is because the
> recipient's
> email system is ill-behaved, otherwise known as broken.
>     I don't particularly care that the message to "emilazzo@ebsdr.com"
> was
>     undeliverable, or that Craig Pfeifer is out of the office. No
> offence
>     intended to those individuals but the point is *I* never sent them
> any
>     emails. Is there a way the list could be changed so that this does
> not
>     occur?
> Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done by any list system
> that
> would fix this.  However, there is something you can do.
> If you, or anyone, ever gets a failed mail message from a subscriber,
> please forward that message to:
>     xml-dev-help@lists.xml.org
> The failed message will get processed, i.e., the subscriber will be
> removed.  Note that if we don't know about the failure there is
> nothing
> we can do.  So please do forward such messages.
> Note, too, that while other list systems may use other conventions
> besides "-help" to reach a person, you should always forward such
> messages to the list owner for any list.
> Thanks.
> PS. Since I sent this message to the list I'll no doubt get a few of
> these ill-behaved failed mail messages.  You can be sure I'll be
> taking
> care of those subscribers.
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