At 3:29 PM -0600 4/10/02, Doug McNutt wrote:
>At 15:04 -0600 4/10/02, Tige Richardson wrote:
> >I cannot seem to mail a particular message to the majordomo-users
>list successfully. I have tried about 5 times now and I never
>receive a bounce, but my message never shows up in the list or the
>I have experienced such things when a list subscribes to one of the
>"blacklists" which are used to identify IP addresses which are
>somehow attributed to spammers. Some of the lists black out a whole
>array of IPs in response to a report of SPAM from any one of a known
>block - like everything my ISP assigns to anyone. Most, but not all,
>reject messages with a return.
>"RBL" for RealTime BlackHole List is a search term for Google.
>"MAPS" (Mail Abuse Prevention System LLC) is another. In the past
>there have been ways to look up an IP to check for that kind of
>Perhaps Great Circle has a comment about use of such "protection"
>for this list.
No, we don't use RBL or MAPS or anything like that. Usually when
something like this happens, it's because somebody mentions a "taboo"
or "administrivia" word in their message. Given the topic of this
list, that's not too surprising; that's why you'll often see folks
talk about "zubscribe" and "unzubscribe", rather than the command's
proper spelling. If that's the case, your message is probably
sitting in our queue somewhere, waiting for review by the list owner,
who has been busy helping a friend move cross-country. You _should_
have gotten a "your message is waiting for approval" message, though,
so I'm not sure that's what's going on.
Brent Chapman <email@example.com>