I've been getting quite a few of these lately as well. The post always
seems to go through, but I get a rejected message response. Something
must be a bit out of whack on the message server.
Quoting Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>:
> I got this message, but my post did go through. Perhaps somewhere along
> the way the message got duplicated....
> A previous time I got the rejection message, it was correct that a
> previous post was similar,
> but the list accepted the message anyway. ???
> Best wishes, Thomas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: LISTSERV.LOC.GOV LISTSERV Server (14.5) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 3:18 PM
> To: Thomas Stern
> Subject: Rejected posting to [log in to unmask]
> Your message is being returned to you unprocessed because it appears to
> already been distributed to the ARSCLIST list. That is, a message
> identical text (but possibly with different mail headers) has been posted
> the list recently, either by you or by someone else. If you have reason
> resend this message to the list (for instance because you have been notified
> a hardware failure with loss of data), please alter the text of the message
> some way and resend it to the list. Note that altering the "Subject:" line
> adding blank lines at the top or bottom of the message is not sufficient;
> should instead add a sentence or two at the top explaining why you
> resending the message, so that the other subscribers understand why they
> getting two copies of the same message.