Request to mailing list gmp-devel rejected

Paul Leyland paul at
Sun Feb 12 11:16:01 CET 2012

On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 10:04 +0000, Paul Leyland wrote:
> I sent a brief report of a build failure of 5.0.4 on an OpenBSD machine,
> with promises of a full bug report when I've more time.  In return I
> received this friendly response.
> On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 10:53 +0100, gmp-devel-owner at wrote:
> > Your request to the gmp-devel mailing list

It gets better.  The mail to gmp-devel-owner at bounced as

On Sun, 2012-02-12 at 09:55 +0000, Mail Delivery System wrote:
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
> A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
> recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es)
>   gmp-devel-owner at
>     SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT
TO:<gmp-devel-owner at>:
>     host []: 550 5.7.1
<gmp-devel-owner at>:
>     Recipient address rejected: Address blocked due to spamming.
Please contact us by phone for listadmin issues.
> ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers.

Now I'm damned if I'm going to contact them by phone, especially as no
phone number is given.  Am I supposed to go off on some wild Google

Is there any evidence whatsoever that I am now or have ever been a
spammer?  If so, I would very much like to see it, and to see how well
that evidence correlates with my own system logs.

Doesn't all this give you the impression that some people try really
hard to discourage any form of contribution to what is supposedly a
community supported effort?

An object lesson in how to lose friends and alienate people.   8-(


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