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From: "David E. Cann" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Mail loops
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 12:49:45 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Things used to be much simpler when you simply put a THREE cent stamp on something, then deposited it into a mailbox found on almost any street corner. It's gotten too complicated any more <:~(
From: Alf Christophersen <>
Sent: Aug 16, 2004 12:39 PM
Subject: [LO] Mail loops
If a subscriber at his account set up a mail forward, he/she accidently
could also set up a forward on the other account sending it back again.
Today, mail systems would detect such things and reject the message from
playing ping-pong ball after a certain amount of rounds.
Also, when people forward to dead addresses, you sometime can get troubles
because not all systems mark messages with the intended receiver, only the
forwarded address (which of course don't subscribe to your list, only the
primary address that forwards mail.
Not all ISP allow forwarding though.