Probe failure for CLOAKS-AND-DAGGERS

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Aug 6, 2007, 12:44:52 PM8/6/07
Mon, 6 Aug 2007 12:44:05

LIST...@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG has just received the enclosed delivery error
as a result of a probe sent to your
CLOAKS-AND-DAGGERS list. If you are reading this message, it means that
your mail system is successfully delivering mail to your mailbox, while
at the same time reporting that an error has occurred (or, alternatively,
the error could be due to a system problem that has since then been
fixed). At any rate, LISTSERV has no way to know that you have actually
received the present message, and is operating on the assumption that
your e-mail address is no longer valid. Typically, LISTSERV will send you
one or more additional probe messages, on a daily basis, to determine
whether the failure persists. If a failure does persist, then you will
eventually be removed from the list. Some lists are configured to remove
users on the first failure.

Assuming you have not yet been removed from the list, then you can stop
this process by sending the following command to
LIST...@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG as soon as possible:


This will tell LISTSERV that your account actually does work and that you
still want to receive mail from the CLOAKS-AND-DAGGERS list.

While the CONFIRM command will solve your immediate problem, it is only a
matter of time until you find yourself in the same situation again.
Please take a look at the enclosed error report and try to determine
whether it is a genuine error or just an informational message. Bear in
mind that this error report was processed by a computer that cannot tell
"User JAIME24 does not exist" from "Please note that the Department of
Microbiology will be closed from December 19 to January 2" or "Attempts
to deliver your message have been unsuccessful for 300 seconds; will keep
trying for another 431700 seconds." These informational messages, while
possibly useful to a reader, should not be sent in answer to a message
coming from a mailing list (it is very easy for the mail program to
determine whether a message is coming from a mailing list). Genuine
errors should be reported to your computer/network support staff as soon
as possible so they can be corrected.

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----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"| /usr/local/libexec/mail2news -m -n bit.listserv.cloaks-daggers -M -x! -a"
(reason: 1)
(expanded from: <gate-bit-listser...@NEWSPOST.NEWSGUY.COM>)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
Can't send article to the server:
441 435 Duplicate
(Article not posted.)
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1

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X-Actual-Recipient: X-Unix; | /usr/local/libexec/mail2news -m -n bit.listserv.cloaks-daggers -M -x! -a
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
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Last-Attempt-Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 09:44:04 -0700 (PDT)

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Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 11:43:16 -0400
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Subject: Secrecy News -- 08/06/07 (Cloaks)
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