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RE: trying to reply to specific message

Sorry, I'd only encountered lists that one subscribed to by emailing
them with the word subscribe in the subject or body (so I tried both.)  

I followed the link you provided below but the response to clicking the
"Send in the request" button after entering mailing list name
cygwin-allow (and my e-mail address) was:

   Cannot handle your mailing list request at this time...

   You did not provide a mailing list name, or you've entered a mailing
list     name which is not handled on

Oh well.  I guess I'll have to work on the "getting a better mailer"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Pechtchanski []
> Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 12:36 PM
> To: Koskie, Sarah
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: trying to reply to specific message
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Koskie, Sarah wrote:
> > >> Is there a way to get related messages posted properly
> >
> > Thanks.  I tried the second method and it didn't work.  I requested
> > message and it was sent to me as an attachment.  The address
> > automatically inserted was for the original sender not the mailing
> > so I changed that to the mailing list, but, of course, my reply did
> > get posted as a follow on to the message.
> Then MS Outlook is more retarded than I thought.  Pine, for example,
> easily reply to attached messages...
> > I also checked the earlier discussion you referenced which seemed to
> > indicate that I should subscribe to cygwin-allow.  I tried that and
> > received the following:
> >
> > Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
> > I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
> > addresses.
> > This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> >
> > <cygwin-allow<at>cygwin<dot>com>:
> > ezmlm-manage: fatal: I don't accept messages at this address
> > and/or inhost don't match) (#5.1.1)
> >
> > --- Enclosed are the original headers of the message.
> You didn't read the instructions carefully enough.  It said to
> to cygwin-allow, not send messages to that address.  You don't
> to ezmlm lists by sending messages to those lists.  See
> <> for instructions and a handy
> > I guess this is why most of the postings aren't properly linked.
> No, postings aren't properly linked because people don't bother to
> them properly linked (retarded mailers, etc).
> > If I'm doing something wrong or there is anything else I should try
> > be glad to hear of it.
> Sure.  Try getting a better mailer. :-D
> 	Igor
> > >> as followons in the mailing list archives without subscribing to
> > >> mailing list?
> >
> > >Yes.  Two ways, in fact.  One works with programs that understand
> > >"mbox" format for e-mail (e.g., pine); the other is more generic,
> > >requires some effort.
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > >For the "mbox" method, Google for "web archives raw text
> > >" -- I posted a couple of recipes before (I've since
> > >improved on the automation of the method, if anyone's interested).
> > >The second method is described in a help message you get from ezmlm
> > >(mail to <cygwin-help<at>cygwin<dot>com>) -- namely, you can get a
> > >of any list message by e-mailing to
> > ><cygwin-get.MSGNUM<at>cygwin<dot>com>.  The trick is finding out
> > >message number -- the "Raw text" link is helpful here as well; just
> > >look at the "From " line (first line of the raw text), and the
> > >will be the digits between "cygwin-return-" and "-listarch-".
> --
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