Hello List,

Sorry about the torrent (for some!) of outdated emails currently arriving. :(

The update from the hosting company today:

"The underlying mail program (Mailman) experienced an issue of unknown origin that caused some messages not to be relayed. We believe the issue has now been corrected (there may be a small number of further backdated emails), but please let us know if you experience further issues."

Shall we give it until early next week before reporting back to the host with "further issues"?



On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Kali Madden <office@asc.asn.au> wrote:
Dear ASC-Listers,

Unfortunately the listserve had a glitch recently and you may notice emails appearing with outdated send dates.

Please check the date before getting excited about the content of the emails in case the opportunity has now passed!

Apologies to all those who have been inconvenienced by this technical strangeness.

The list host has been unable to answer what went wrong or why, but has confirmed yesterday afternoon that all appears to now be operating normally.

To be fair to the list support people, the lists have been running smoothly since 2002 with very few problems in all that time. Although an old technology, it has definitely been one of the more reliable ones and I hope that this problem remains a rarity.

If you are ever uncertain about whether you are missing list emails (or just want to reflect on sci comm through the ages) you can view the full archives here:

These links and other useful information about managing your list subscriptions is available online here: http://www.asc.asn.au/mailing-lists/

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Kali Madden
Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators
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Kali Madden

Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators

& ASC Conference Director 2010, 2012, 2014