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Re: it's fixed now
No problem John, it was kind of fun to see this morning that I had 544
messages and I am used to having 40 or 50. Boy, I thought we all had become
related overnight, and all our dreams of research had come true. The the
bubble popped when we all saw that nearly all the messages were from the
same person. Now everything is back to normal-------- well ------ until
next weeks -----Y2K problems-----ha.
----- Original Message -----
From: John S. Quarterman <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 24, 1999 9:58 AM
Subject: it's fixed now
> It seems we had a mail loop. Someone's vacation program wasn't quite
> configured correctly, and responded to every message to the list with
> another message. I've removed her from the list for the moment.
> Don't worry; I'll put her back on as soon as I'm sure her vacation
> program is turned off.
> Meanwhile, several of you have sent requests to get off the list.
> Gary's advice is good, but the problem is now fixed, so I ask
> you to please bear with us. Besides, all the messages you were
> going to get are already in your mailbox, so it wouldn't do you
> any good to get off the list now.
> Last night's digest has already gone out, unfortunately, but I have
> removed all the looped messages from the digest that will go out tonight.
> I think this is only the second time we've ever had such a loop on this
> For that we're fortunate.
> Nonetheless, I apologize for not catching it sooner. This sleeping stuff
> is hazardous to the list. :-)
> I am taking steps to ensure that other people will be handling the list
> when I'm offline.
> John S. Quarterman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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