Difficulty asking questions

chris at i13i.com chris at i13i.com
Sat Jan 14 16:45:45 PST 2006

Normally this happens when your mail server doesnt reversly resolve to the
domain name so if mail.i13i.com doesnt reverse to mail.i13i.com
freebsd.org's mailing lists will reject the mail. As this happened when i
was hosting my site using my DSL wasnt until i got a ded that i relaised
what it was.

> Bob Willson wrote:
>> --- Garance A Drosihn <drosih at rpi.edu> wrote:
>>> At 9:29 AM +1100 1/15/06, Bob Willson wrote:
>>>> Hello
>>>> I have been trying to ask questions of this forum
>>> for
>>>> some time now but my questions seem to vanish into
>>> the
>>>> wild blue ether.  :(
>>>> It is possible that my ISP has been blacklisted for
>>>> this forum, how do I tell? My usual address (and
>>> the
>>>> one which I registered) is:
>>>> jwillson at brisbane.apana.org.au
>>>> I am sending this through a Yahoo email address to
>>> see
>>>>  if this works.
>>> If it helps, I did see this message of yours from
>>> the
>>> freebsd-questions mailing list.  I usually just skim
>>> through this mailing list though, so I have no idea
>>> if
>>> if your previous messages (from some other address?)
>>> also made it through.
>>> It is true that this list is busy enough that
>>> questions
>>> can get lost.  Which is to say, everyone *receives*
>>> the
>>> message, but no one actually replies to it simply
>>> because
>>> they're too busy with other things.
>> OK, thanks for the replies
>> I did get this through the Yahoo mail address on the
>> web interface.
>> I have checked all my settings on the
>> freebsd-questions web page as well and they are all
>> correct.
>> I get the two or three daily reports FROM the forum,
>> but I just don't seem able to post TO it. Any ideas
>> why not?
>>> --
>>> Garance Alistair Drosehn            =
>>> gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
>>> Senior Systems Programmer           or
>>> gad at freebsd.org
>>> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or
>>> drosih at rpi.edu
> I had the same problem, I could receive I just couldn't send to /any/
> freebsd.org list.  I can't track down the emails right now, but I
> believe it was either postmaster at freebsd.org or freebsd-questions-owner@
> who helped me figure out that my ISP had DNS issues.  With his help I
> emailed my ISP support line and they fixed their problem (I was
> surprised!)  So you should probably start by emailing one of the address
> I listed to see if they can help you track down your problem.
> HTH,
> Micah
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