[NTLK] [ADMIN] The Recent Mailing List Outage

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Sep 13 20:45:45 EDT 2011

I never received that message (entire message in subject field). It has been quiet in my NewtonTalk mailbox...oddly, I thought I heard crickets chirping in there.



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On Sep 13, 2011, at 4:19 PM, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com> wrote:

> On Sep 13, 2011, at 4:58 PM, Tony Morrow typed vigorously:
>> That's good to know I got the notice and assumed it was caused by  
>> the one email that went to the mailing list whose entire message was  
>> in the subject field. I thought that gmail had blocked it because  
>> under normal circumstances subjects are limited to something like  
>> 255 characters. You can see the message on in the newtontalk  
>> archive. That message may have been what caused all of the problems  
>> for the server.
> Not sure if Jim's renegade message was the cause of the problem or  
> not, but I'll certainly file it away as a possibility. I'm now looking  
> in the Mailman settings to see if there's a way to filter those types  
> of subject lines in the future.
> g.
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