Delivery errors
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Subject: Delivery errors
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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1993 12:33:25 +0100
One of the more annoying aspects of being a member of the www
community is the flood of mail you get whenever you send something to
the list.  And I don't mean enthousiastic (or even less positive)
reactions: I'm referring to the messages from mailer daemons all over
the world that tell you a certain address is unreachable.  Hey, I
don't maintain the list, why should I be bothered with these errors!?

I am maintaining a mailing list myself and I know that it is possible
to set up things so this does not generally happen.  Just a few more
aliases and an extra header line added to each outgoing message should
do the trick.  (Giving detailed instructions makes no sense since
different distribution systems do it differently.)  Please, Tim, I
know you're very busy and your work is much appreciated, but would you
please try to (get somebody to?) fix the mailing list setup?


--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>