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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] strange bounce
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 01:54:25 -0500
References: <E0FAAADF8FBD446DA824F19FDB6D29F6@HP><022b01ca9f91$df0a02d0$4001a8c0@MollyPolly><email@example.com> <028c01ca9f9b$045d6fa0$4001a8c0@MollyPolly> <B956A720DE884192A0A9494F65E63F8C@HP><BC1E0AE8-418C-4E13-A01B-BA9E622276F8@earthlink.net><firstname.lastname@example.org@comcast.net>
I found out who he was by doing a Google search on MEGONNIGIL. It immediately
turned up someone posting on genealogy boards and lists, and that connected him
to the wallflower2 address.
His claim that both addresses are still valid appears to be true because I
emailed him at both addresses and got no bounce notice for either.
If I had a list with 900 members, I wouldn't manage it the way I do these
smaller lists, either!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Jim Bullock
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 4:30 PM
> To: 'Diane K. Hettrick'; 'List Owners List'
> Subject: Re: [LO] strange bounce
> Wendy solved this problem for us with a very clever solution.
> We had not
> been able to find the bouncing yahoo address in any of the
> list archives,
> but Wendy checked the message boards and found it. The yahoo
> address showed
> up in a message board post and by clicking on that address to
> get the user's
> profile, his comcast address was revealed. That won't always
> work because
> some board posters are shown as anonymous.
> It still isn't known why yahoo was bouncing the messages
> since the user
> claims that it is still a valid address.
> Incidentally, Diana's suggestion of keeping track of users'
> full names might
> be helpful to some but not in my case. I have over 900
> subscribers and the
> turnover rate is rather high, so I'm not willing to spend the
> time recording
> user names. I do know the names of perhaps 100 of my most
> active users
> which serves my purposes.
> Jim Bullock
> Littleton, Colorado