[R] A new <expletive deleted>-up? / mailing list woes

J C Nash profjcnash at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 16:55:48 CEST 2017

A slightly different mailing list problem was preventing me from posting without going to moderation. Talking with Paul 
Gilbert, I realized that my email (handled by Thunderbird) was using an outgoing server that was not the one normally 
associated with my R-help subscription address. Changing that setting allowed unmoderated contributions -- like this 
one. I've suggested to Martin M that a note about this might be worth adding to the subscription page, since a lot of 
folk have multiple emails handled by clients like Thunderbird that may use a common outgoing SMTP server.

Sorry that this is not precisely about R, but it does concern R-help and other lists we use, and like the Windows/Mac 
"hide file extensions of common file types", the glitches keep us from doing real work.


On 2017-04-19 04:32 AM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> On 19/04/17 20:01, peter dalgaard wrote:
>> I believe that the list maintainer is hunting this down. As I
>> understood it, it was more due to incompetence than to actual malice.
> Years ago I ran across an aphorism that very much appealed to me: "Never attribute to malice that which may be
> adequately explained by stupidity."
> More recently I saw the same sentiment, expressed only slightly differently, in someone's signature file --- can't
> remember whose.
> cheers,
> Rolf

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