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Subject: Re: A lesson about verifying transferred lists
From: "Ronald F. Guilmette" <rfg @ monkeys . com>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 10:42:22 -0800
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: Your message of Thu, 02 Mar 2000 03:26:40 -0500. <v04220843b4e3d55613d6 @ [192 . 168 . 1 . 5]>

In message <v04220843b4e3d55613d6 @
 [192 .
 168 .
 1 .
 5]>, 
Vince Sabio <vince @
 vjs .
 org> wrote:

>** Sometime around 11:00 -0800 02/29/2000, Ronald F. Guilmette sent us:
>>Sharon Tucci <sharon @
 listhost .
 net> wrote:
>>
>>  >{... list transfer story snipped...}
>>
>>  >The number of bounces was what we expected - about 8-9%...
>>
>>Actually, that sounds rather high to me.
>>
>>If the old list hosting company _was_ actually cleaning out bouncing
>>addresses, why would you expect more than (say) 3-4%, tops?
>
>I disagree -- and not [just] because it's fun to disagree with you, 
>Ron. Consider the fact that the list had been dormant for two months; 
>that's plenty of time for a considerable number of e-mail addresses 
>to go bad.
>
>If this had been mailed to within the past couple of weeks, I'd agree 
>with your 3-4% figure. But 8-9% is pretty reasonable after a 
>two-month hiatus IMO. (Speaking as a list owner for whom a two-month 
>hiatus is pretty common.)

Agreed.

(I didn't see any mention of a ``two month hiatus'' in the original
message, but perhaps I just missed it.  Anyway, yes, after 2 months,
8-9% might go bad.)


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