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Re: st: Problems posting to Statalist and "test' emails


From   Joseph McDonnell <jockmcdock@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Problems posting to Statalist and "test' emails
Date   Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:40:22 +0930

I might be wrong on this but I get the impression that statalist only
accepts plain text. When I set up my Gmail account, it assumed the
default "rich formatting" mode and my posts didn't seem to get
through. I switched to plain text and everything seemed to go as
desired.

Cheers

Joseph

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Kieran McCaul <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au> wrote:
> Neil commented on my previous "test" email, so I thought I should
> elaborate on this.
> Also I notice that from time to time, people sometimes forward a post
> from another user because that user is "having trouble posting to the
> list".  So perhaps the problem I have been having and how I have resolve
> it (I hope) may be of some use to others on the list.
>
> I've been on the Statalist for over ten years and posted to the list on
> a semi-regular basis.
> My last post before the test post was on or about March 15.  On the 27
> March I replied to another post, but my reply did not appear.  On 30
> March I sent a post to the list and, once again, it did not appear.
>
> Through all this I continued to receive Statalist posts.
>
> I tried contacting Marcello Pagano to see if he could offer any advice,
> but got no reply - he may be away.  Or my email may not have reached
> him.
>
> I next tried unsubscribing and then resubscribing to the list, but
> although I was emailing to Majordomo@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, I received
> nothing back from the listserver. This is very strange.
>
> I then recalled that some upgrade to Outlook had installed itself
> earlier, but I couldn't remember exactly when.  So I tracked down this
> "upgrade" and uninstalled it, but I was still not able to post to the
> list.
>
> On Wednesday this week, I again tried unsubscribing to the list and this
> time it worked.  The message I received back was not exactly what I
> expected however:
>
> ---------
>
>>>>> unsubscribe statalist kamccaul@meddent.uwa.edu.au
> Your request to Majordomo@hsphsun2.harvard.edu:
>
>        unsubscribe statalist kamccaul@meddent.uwa.edu.au
>
> has been forwarded to the owner of the "statalist" list for approval.
> This could be for any of several reasons:
>
>    You might have asked to subscribe to a "closed" list, where all new
>        additions must be approved by the list owner.
>
>    You might have asked to subscribe or unsubscribe an address other
> than
>        the one that appears in the headers of your mail message.
>
> When the list owner approves your request, you will be notified.
> ---------
>
> So this was very strange: my email address on the list was not the same
> as the email address on the header.
>
> So now I tried to get a list of members of the Statalist:
> -----------
>>>>> who statalist
> **** List 'statalist' is a private list.
> **** Only members of the list can do a 'who'.
> **** You [ "Kieran McCaul" <Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au> ] aren't a member
> of list 'statalist'.
>>>>>
> -------------
> I have two email addresses at my university.  This is not new, I have
> always had these two addresses, but it now appears that on email headers
> Kieran.McCaul@uwa.edu.au is now appearing whereas in the past
> kamccaul@meddent.uwa.edu.au had been used.
>
> So I thought I had resolved the issue by changing the email under which
> I am subscribed and this seemed to be the case because my "test" email
> got through.  However I replied to Neil's post this morning (from home)
> and it didn't get through.
>
> What is also not unresolved is the non-response I got from the
> listserver when I originally tried to unsubscribe.  I suppose it's
> possible that the server may have been down at the time I sent my email
> to it.
>
> Anyway I am now sending this directly (also from home).  If it doesn't
> get through I still have a problem.  If it does get through, I can't
> explain why my reply to Neil didn't also get through.
>
>
>
>
> ______________________________________________
> Kieran McCaul MPH PhD
> WA Centre for Health & Ageing (M573)
> University of Western Australia
> Level 6, Ainslie House
> 48 Murray St
> Perth 6000
> Phone: (08) 9224-2140
> Fax: (08) 9224 8009
> email: kamccaul@meddent.uwa.edu.au
> http://myprofile.cos.com/mccaul
> http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8751-2008
> ______________________________________________
> Epidemiology is so beautiful and provides such an important perspective
> on human life and death,
> but an incredible amount of rubbish is published.  Richard Peto (2007)
>
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