On 27 Feb 2003 at 12:26, JC Dill wrote:
> ...I have one AOLuser who has blocked email from one
> other subscriber, and when that other subscriber posts I (the list
> administrator) get the bounce message. This is annoying. IMHO, if a
> message comes from a list but is being bounced due to the original
> sender, this *particular* type of bounce message should be sent to the
> address that triggers the bounce, not to the list admin.
I have several on my lists and it is actually hard to figure the pattern [since
some of the blocked stuff appears unlikely to be intentional]. I wonder if
they can do wildcard blocks and so do "*.yahoo.com" or some such...
In any event: what do you all do with those bounces? I get them, too [in
addition to the equally obnoxoius "No thanks" from world.std.com and similar
from a few other sites]. Do you forward them back to the original poster or
not? I just trashcan the thing. I realize that this means that person A
doesn't know that person B never got their message, but, for me, life's too
short and this feels like it should be someone else's problem.
What I could do [since I have an appropriate mail client -- there are
remarkably few that can!] I could 'resent-*' the bounce to the original author
and it wouldn't even look [to the casual observer] that I had gotten in the
middle of their dispute... but, alas, even that is more bother than I go to
[but I'd be willing to modify my behavior here if y'all really thought it was
better-practice to pass the bounce on].
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