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    Re: Missing mailings.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Apr 12, 00:39 +0100

    Wolfgang Koberer wrote, about this list and its current problems-
    
     It may really not have beeen
    functioning smoothly all the time but nobody has raised the question before
    and the few instances of things not really functioning 100% so far have not
    been noticed or disturbed anybody. Because we basically know: in the real
    world things do not function 100% - apart from the sun rising in the east
    every morning - so we have not been bothered by a few missing messages, we
    might have missed them anyway.
    
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    Response from George.
    
    That doesn't describe what's been happening. Over the last several months, I 
    have been aware that messages that others have received
    have not reached my inbox, At the time, after I had posted messages to the 
    list to say so, the notion was dismissed by Dan as being
    the result of overactive spam filters. My spam filter keeps a log of the 
    source and subject of rejected messages and there is no
    record of any Nav-l messages lost by that route..
    
    What you don't know about, you don't miss. When an avalanche of 16 old 
    messages, retained somewhere over recent months, arrived in
    my inbox, I realised how much I had been missing. On the same day another 
    Nav-l member, in France, had 54 such old messages arrive.
    Did anything similar happen to Wolfgang, I wonder?
    
    It's a serious matter, not to be lightly dismissed, if receipt of list 
    messages can't be relied on. How can members be sure they are
    participating properly in a discussion, if they are not reading all views (or 
    suspect that might be the case, even when it isn't).
    To an occasional lurker, that may not matter. To a regular participant, it does.
    
    Two more messages have failed to be received here in the last week or so. 
    Maybe more, of course; there's no way I can tell. It needs
    investigating.
    
    I am not at all keen to leave this list, which has given me much fun over many 
    years. I would go only with great reluctance. But go
    I will, if the problem isn't fixed. First, it has to be accepted that there is 
    a problem. Perhaps, to Wolfgang, there's no problem,
    but there is to me.
    
    George.
    
    ====================
    
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
    

       
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