Yes, from the same general area, and from a particular user on a particular
list. Since I am running Mj2, all of the duplicates were caught because
the headers were too large and because the message IDs were
duplicates. Both of these (by default) cause Mj2 to hold the mail for
approval by the moderator and to try and notify the sending user.
All had the following more or less in common:
This is where they sent it back to me.
Received: from mail8.nc.rr.com (fe8.southeast.rr.com [220.127.116.11]) by
parrot.squawk.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 600BD103BA4 for
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:43:28 -0400 (EDT)
This seems to be where they bounced it around.
Received: from mail pickup service by mail8.nc.rr.com with Microsoft
SMTPSVC; Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:39:38 -0400
There is a more or less significant delay between the below line and the
one above - I assume that the one above is the reinjection.
Received: from ncmx01.mgw.rr.com ([18.104.22.168]) by mail8.nc.rr.com
with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.5.1877.757.75); Tue, 11 Jun 2002 12:27:04
This is their system getting the mail - the same user is always involved
--- the user's id begins with the letter "L",
Received: from parrot.squawk.com (parrot.squawk.com [22.214.171.124]) by
ncmx01.mgw.rr.com (8.12.2/8.12.2) with ESMTP id g5BEKs3o024282 for
<email@example.com>; Tue, 11 Jun 2002 10:20:55 -0400 (EDT)
Constantuser is always the same user, I don't feel free to reveal the
user's complete address or the complete list id so I put in list@listhost.
The origin of the mail is set back to the user in the "From:" line or to
some odd variation of that user.
My belief is that the end user is re-injecting the mail. The mail is going
to the end user, some sort of script is run and then, after minutes or
hours, the mail is reinjected.
I would appreciate knowing if anyone here sees this as a user or server
issue. I see it as a user issue since there is always one user involved
and since the re-injection delay is variable. But knowing it is happening
on multiple other lists is interesting. It only happens with this one user
on one of my lists.
At 08:17 AM 2002-06-15 -0700, Byron Lunz wrote:
>Is anyone else seeing the re-appearance of old messages on discussion
>lists (or just old messages re-appearing in their inbox)?
>I've had a couple of listowners question why old messages, seen 4 or 5
>days ago, suddenly reappeared on their lists. Upon investigation, the only
>common element I noticed was that each such message had numerous Received:
>headers, one of which was from rr.com. Examples from three different messages:
> Received: from mail6.nc.rr.com (fe6.southeast.rr.com [126.96.36.199])
> Received: from mail8.nc.rr.com (fe8.southeast.rr.com [188.8.131.52])
> Received: from mail6.nc.rr.com [184.108.40.206] by mail.darron.net with
>It looks to me like one or more rr.com mail servers are regurgitating old
>messages, which then are treated as new posts upon arrival at our
>mailserver. Is anyone else seeing this problem or know for sure the source
>of these mails?
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degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is
worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to
fight, nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety, is a
miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made so by the
exertions of better men than himself. -- John Stuart Mill
Nick Simicich - firstname.lastname@example.org