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> stuff that should have remained private. I was just covering all the
> bases I could think of, for why I seem to miss a small-but-significant
> number of posts, and how it's hard to know whether they are being tossed
> in the spam bucket, or are legitimately not coming to me.
> I'm also wondering if there's some general approach to knowing what
> we're missing, in this world where spam is 3/4 of all e-mail, and where
> automated spam screening is getting really, really good... but still
> demonstrates its remaining imperfections on a frequent basis.
I've routinely been seeing evidence of non-received mailing list postings
on every one of the lists that I subscribe to from my hotmail account.
A couple of years back, when this was happening to me on a FrameUsers
subscription on my last employer's work e-mail account, the list admin
explained it (or maybe explained it away...) as a problem of my employer's
mail server failing to accept some incoming messages on three retries,
probably due to too much traffic. The problem did, in fact ease after a
couple weeks. But the behavior I'm seeing on hotmail has persisted for
a couple of months now.
If you're concerned about seeing the missing postings (as opposed to
only being concerned by the fact that some postings are missing), in
the case of Techwr-l you can always read the list traffic on the website.
But unfortunately, not all lists have web interfaces or archives.
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