Re: [gardeners] BOUNCE

George Shirley (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 15:45:47

At 03:27 PM 1/17/98 -0600, you wrote:
>From: jaime <>
>>George?  What in the heck was that?  Do you have any idea?  I 
>>mean I realize it bounced ... there was an error .... how did 
>>you get it then?  Color me confused.  
>As lillian explained it to me, there is a glitch which she is trying
>to correct.  Apparently the computer processing mail to this
>maillist looks for words that it understands, like *s*u*b*s*c*r*i*b*e*
>and if it finds that word, it assumes that the mail was intended 
>for it (the computer), and since your note responding to 
>Margaret's post was full of other words that it did not
>understand, was obliged to bounce the mail to the listowner.
>There may be one or two other words that fall into this category
>as well.  It remains to be seen.  In the meanwhile, I think it
>may be useful to refrain from using that word (command) in
>any context unless you encrypt it as I have done above.
Tom's right, it also looks for "u*n*s*u*b*c*r*i*b*e". Lillian asked for
those two words to be removed from the filter list and I think they have been.