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Subject: Re: Useless NDRs [Was: Nondeliverable mail]
From: Adam Bailey <adamb @ lull . org>
Organization: Xnet Information Systems, Inc.
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 01:10:00 -0500 (CDT)
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <v04210101b3e933caf6a9 @ plaidworks . com>
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Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @
 plaidworks .
 com> wrote:

> At 11:12 PM -0500 8/24/99, Adam Bailey wrote:
> 
>> Read the headers. Other than not being compliant with LISTSERV,
>> there's nothing wrong with AOL's error messages.
> 
> AOL's actually a lot more reliable than most sites. I feel perfectly 
> comfortable removing a "user unknown" on the first bounce with AOL 
> than with anyone, where I usually wait a while to make sure....

Well, even I wouldn't go that far. AOL, like any giant site, has a
tendency to have the occasional bad day where it sends out thousands
of erroneous error messages. But those are usually easy to spot; when
you have fifty of your AOL subscribers suddenly generating errors,
it's a good idea to give them a day.


-- 
Adam Bailey    | Chicago, Illinois
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 lull .
 org | Finger/Web for PGP
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 com | http://www.lull.org/adam/


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