Mailing list woes

Felix Bembrick felix.bembrick at
Fri Aug 9 05:45:56 PDT 2013

I am not sure who this is directed at but there seem to be some glitches in
the mailing list software that manages this list.

I notice that sometimes when I post to this list I do not always get that
message being sent to me via the list so I was wondering if I am actually
receiving every message that is posted to the list.  I compared notes with
a friend of mine who also subscribes to this list and we analysed the posts
that we had both received over the past week.

To both of our surprise we discovered that I received some posts that he
never received and vice versa.  There does not appear to be any pattern as
to which posts make it into our inboxes and which don't.

I'd say we are both receiving about 19 out of every 20 messages or slightly
less than that.  We definitely established that neither of us has received
*every* message sent to the list.

We have also all but ruled out spam filter issues as this is my Gmail
account and all spam goes into the Spam folder and they certainly haven't
been ending up in there.  Similarly he has a POP3 account and actually has
opted to receive *all* spam sent to him which he then uses an Outlook
message rule to place it in his Junk folder.

Is anyone else experiencing this?  If you are, you probably don't realise
it. I only noticed because a couple of my posts didn't come back from the


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