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Subject: Re: Problem with hotmail
From: Daniel Liston <dliston @ sonny . org>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 22:23:48 -0500
To: Karl Pearson <karlp @ ourldsfamily . com>
Cc: Andrew Beverley <andy @ andybev . com>,"Majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com" <Majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com>
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That's like the joke about the helicopter pilot that came out of the
clouds in Redmond and after flying around a bussling campus decided
to ask directions by holding a sign up that read "where am I?"  He
knew right away where he was when the office worker held up a sign
as a reply that read "outside!".

Dan Liston

Karl Pearson wrote:
> You're not the only one. I have 3600 subscribers on 96 different lists.
> All the hotmail deliveries have been coming back with the same
> Microsoft-ese message (Definition: Microsoftese: Technically correct but
> totally worthelss and unhelpful).
> Karl
> On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 18:04, Andrew Beverley wrote:
>>I understand that hotmail can be difficult to work with at the best of 
>>times for mailing lists, but has anyone had the following problem:
>>For the whole of today, most mail sent out on my mailing lists to 
>>hotmail accounts has been returned from the postmaster saying 'Delivery 
>>to the following recipients failed'. It gives no reason why. I have 
>>tried a seperate list with only one hotmail address on and it gets 
>>through fine.
>>I have recently started using bulk_mailer to split mail into envelopes 
>>of 10, but this doesn't seem to help.
>>Any suggestions as to why this is or the best way to deal with hotmail 
>>are welcome.
>>Andy Beverley
>>p.s. What is the new address for the list archive search?

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