From: Markus G. Kuhn (
Date: Sun Aug 03 1997 - 20:23:23 EDT

"Richard Tuttle" wrote on 1997-08-03 23:51 UTC:
> Why am I getting this ALL THE TIME?

What happens is that there is a configuration error on the
site, which returns an error message because a message
was not delivered. Unfortunately, the error message is sent to
the Reply-To: address, i.e. the entire Unicode mailing list. Unfortunately,
this causes again the error message to be sent back to, which
triggers another error message. It seems that the fundamental law of
networking that says "NEVER reply with an error message on anything that
looks like an error message" has been violated here by this strange site. This subscriber should be removed from the Unicode
mailing list until they install less dangerous e-mail software. In the
meantime, use a mailing filter like procmail to discard those messages


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email:

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