Listserver problems(?)

Claus Sternberg cs at im.dtu.dk
Fri Feb 7 13:20:22 EST 1997


At 11:40 07-02-97 -0400, Robert J. Palmer Jr. wrote:

>Hi Claus - I've been having some problems with the listserver as have
>others (see below).  Any idea what's going on?
>Rob
>
>Hi Paul - when I chose REPLY to any of the list mail, it goes out to the
>sender of the original posting, not to the list.  Also, I do not see the
>replies on the list, i.e., I don't receive them as email from the list. 
>I've sent the message to Claus for his advice.

Hi Rob,

I am afraid that it is due (the reply problem) to biosci policy. They have
this idea that all their newsgroups should be set up like that (i.e.
follow-ups automatically go to the original sender rather than the group).
I am not really sure why it is so. If you look at the header you'll see
these two lines:

>Comments: List problems/queries to <biosci at dl.ac.uk>
>Comments: To mail both the group and netnews send to
(biofilms at daresbury.ac.uk)

I agree that it is very inconvenient, and I'll try to write biosci to
perhaps convince them to revise their policy.

The second problem (of Pauls), seems more like it must be a local problem.
I don't think the biosci server would paste in new sender addresses.
Perhaps Paul used another computer than usual (eg. via netscape, which
othen is personalized by the individual installing the software).

I will send you a follow-up when I hear from Biosci.

Best regards,

Claus
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