17.610 technical woes of Humanist

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty ) (willard@mccarty.me.uk)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2004 - 04:09:37 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 610.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 09:05:27 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard@mccarty.me.uk>
         Subject: technical woes with Humanist

Dear Colleagues,

For the interim it would be best if you would send all messages intended
for Humanist to me directly, to willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk. Technical
problems are vexing Humanist at the moment, with the result that, I fear,
messages are simply being sent into the aether. One of these problems may
be with Eudora, the client software I use, or may be Eudora's reaction to
certain forms of spam sent from the server at Virginia. Let me describe the
problem in case any of you know the solution. Everyone else is advised to
avert his or her gaze.

The symptom of the problem is an error message in Eudora saying that some
file or other in Eudora's spool directory for the account cannot be found.
This message refuses to go away until I exit the program altogether, with
the result that all messages in the spool directory, in the form of .tmp
files, are deleted. Strangely, this symptom occurs only with messages from
the Virginia account, not at all with my King's account, which gets its
share of spam.

Many apologies for the effects of broken-down software.


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