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Subject: RE: [chairs] email problems

Although this might not be related to any of the symptoms being observed
separate from Mary's specific concerns, I note that a number of OASIS
participants have had their e-mail addresses and affiliations changed
lately.  Since many items that come through the OASIS systems bear the
e-mail address of the sender (rather than of the list), this can lead to
spam filtering in unexpected places.  

I am also always disturbed to discover that a service I use has added or
improved its filtering of spam on my behalf, in a way where I have no
knowledge of it and I have no way to intervene.  It makes it particularly
difficult for someone who has seen bounced mail from me tell me about it via
e-mail.  So far I have managed to ensure that I receive everything received
at my e-mail address so that I can scan my personal Junk mail folder myself
and identify legitimate mail from a sender address not previously known to

Finally, I also have the experience that mail from the service that carries
my e-mails into the Internet tends to become blacklisted by certain
receiving mail systems.  (I despair of being able to reliably send mail to
people with Hotmail addresses for that reason.)  I don't know what those
heavy-handed procedures are by which all mail from a particular heavily-used
service is blocked whether or not it is associated with any repugnant
activity, but I hope no one claims to be using AI to do it.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary McRae [mailto:mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2010 10:36
To: Joerg, Werner; G. Ken Holman; chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [chairs] email problems

Hi Werner and Ken,

  My message was concerning the server that handles OASIS staff mail -
that is, anything addressed to {somenamehere}@oasis-open.org. List mail
(anything that looks like {listname}@lists.oasis-open.org is handled by
different hardware located offsite (along with Kavi and other related
applications). That said, while the problems are unrelated, they are
certainly real problems and should be reported. I'm forwarding these
messages along to our sysadmin ; if anyone else has noticed any problems
please feel free to contact me or Scott McGrath directly.




-----Original Message-----
From: "Joerg, Werner" <Werner.Joerg@iem.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:02:45 -0400
To: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>, Mary McRae
<mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org>, <chairs@lists.oasis-open.org>
Subject: RE: [chairs] email problems

>On the other side - our e-mail server started excluding one OASIS
>mailing list after another over several months, till it decided to
>blacklist the entire OASIS site. And we kept wondering about the slowing
>flow of messages. Could there be any connection?
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