Emails Bouncing - Please Help!!

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Mon Apr 24 22:41:31 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 15:59 -0400, Steven Pasternak wrote:
> Andy Green wrote:
> > Steven Pasternak wrote:
> >> Hi! I am on a bunch of mailing-lists (this one, kde-linux, and 
> >> suse-linux-e), and I have gotten a message from each about my 
> >> messages bouncing and my account being suspended. I use thunderbird 
> >> on FC5. I have almost 40,000 emails from June '04 saved. 
> >> Could I have some sort of virus? Does linux GET viruses? I really 
> >> don't want to be permanently canned from the lists, so could anyone 
> >> help? Thanks!
> >
> > The list server software has noticed it has been unable to deliver a 
> > bunch of mails to your mailbox.  To stop wasting time and bandwidth 
> > trying to repeatedly deliver every message forever hopelessly again 
> > and again, as a safety measure the list software disables your account 
> > temporarily and tries to notify you.
> >
> > Examine your mail logs to find out what happened, or if you simply had 
> > extended downtime, just re-enable your account on each list.
> >
> > -Andy
> >
> I WAS gone for a week in Florida over spring break; could that be the 
> reason?
If your mail box filled up and bounced incoming mail it certainly could

To avoid that, if I am going to be gone for a time I usually unsubscribe
from the lists, then resubscribe when I return.

> -Steven

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