>Info-LabVIEW List Maintainer <rex!pica.army.mil!info-labview-request> writes:
>> >I already have a no-tolerance policy in place. The problem is that AOL boun
>> >messages in such a volume that the damage is already done by the time I drop
>> >the user. If 10 messages go out tomorrow to 3 AOL users who either have ful
>> >mailboxes or don't exist any more (30-day wonders), that means 30 bounce
>> >messages hit my system (and that of my mailhost's sysadmin) *before* my
>> >zero-tolerance policy kicks in. Last Saturday, that situation happened
>> >with 8 AOL users, making for close to 80 messages. Making sense now?
>> No. If you had 8 .edu addresses with full mailboxes, that would still have
>> given you 80 bounces, right? Or 8 .mil addresses, or 1 .mil, 2 .gov, 1 .com
>> & 4 .oz? Or does the math work differently?
>You've got the math right. The catch is that I've never had that many people
>fill up their mailboxes on the same day as happens on AOL. No domain on the
>net has ever generated as many bounce message for any reason in the three years
>I've been running my list than aol.com. That's why I raised the issue--to see
>if my situation was unique.
Good for you. I have. It's a fact of life. Learn to live with it. Get a
better net connection. Switch to decaf. There are lots of solutions to this
"problem" and flaming AOL isn't one of them.
Tom Coradeschi, Info-LabVIEW List Maintainer