Re: Can't send mail/post to list
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Tue, 31 May 1994 17:37:47 -0600
On Mon, 30 May 1994, Settummanque, the blackeagle wrote:
> "C. Findley" <c.findley@GENIE.GEIS.COM> writes:
> >I'm new to the Scout-L net, so I'm still asking basic questions. Why can I
> >reply to some of your notes and not others?
> I don't know really....what happens when your try to respond?
> Sometimes I can't reply to some notes here because I am overquota and
> the system here won't let you reply or post until you get the amount
> of stored mail here down to a level that it can send mail outward
> without any problems.
> Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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> "Not speaking for WKU......................but I do speak well!!"
What Mike refers to is the uncanny ability of the host computer to say, in
effect: "You can have this amount of disk space. Do what you will with
it. But, when it's full of incoming, you get no outgoing." This is
because to send a file, e-mail, etc., you must have disk space available
to write that file. The host doesn't mail from your terminal to the list.
It saves whatever you're doing to disk, then sends it from disk to the
address you've speciified. This is also true when you try to delete mail
messages. If you've absolutely used up all the allocation you're given,
you can't even delete mail because the process is done by writing a new
index file without the deleted items in it, then verifying a successful
write to disk, THEN deleting the old index and the items marked for
deletion. No space to write a new index, no way to delete mail.
I learnt this the hard way and had to go on my knees to my sysadmin to
have my account back.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City