Why cant I get North's email from his server!

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I got through to North's server for his report, and it sent back a verification telling me to send back what looks like computer code in a message format. I copied it exactly, (with and without bracket and command words, because I wasn't sure what it needed) and it sent me back a rejection! I have no clue what it means. It says "list commands must be in body, not header, no valid commands, and command-list manager command invalid". What the heck does this mean?

-- Paul Kaminski (retro50@snet.net), October 19, 1998


The same thing happened to me. Hope someone can explain or pass the information we missed. Has anyone received the report?

-- M.D0e (M.Doe@usa.net), October 19, 1998.

"list commands must be in body, not header" is the problem, forget the rest of the message. What it means is that whatever you were supposed to write as a response had to be in the "body" of the email, and not into the subject area or any other part of the "header" area. (My typing now is done in the "body".)

So for example, if the instructions to get the report from Gary is "type the word "request" in the body of your email", you simply type that word by itself in the body and leave the subject area blank.

A robot program called listserv will automaticly forward you the report.

-- chris (catsy@pond.com), October 19, 1998.

Was ANYONE successful in getting Gary North's free report? I know that I followed the instructions exactly as requested....

-- Joe (jsprat@eld.net), October 19, 1998.

I also just got back the same messages even though I was sure I had sent it right the first time. Any help would be appreciated. Mary

-- Mary Howe (doesnotmatter@thistime.com), October 20, 1998.

I tried to subscribe twice to get the "stages of the flight to cash" letter. All I got were errors. Since Gary North deleted the link I'm afraid I missed it. Would anyone be willing and or able to email it to me? So far, I don't know of anyone who did get it.


-- Dale Rehus (dale@spicreative.com), October 20, 1998.

Some of North's links on his "newest links" came up URL NOT FOUND...don't know if it's connected but where computers are concerned we must all remember that snafus happen and that they don't know and control as much as they DO.

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), October 20, 1998.

Ditto for me. Can someone email me this report? I've tried for days and can't figure it out. BTW, North's book "Government by Emergency" probably has some useful information in it on Y2K, as it deals with surviving in a post fiat money collapse. Paul

-- Paul Kaminski (retro50@snet.net), October 20, 1998.

double ditto for me. I tried for several days to get through and was either refused or got error messages. If anyone got the report, could they either e-mail it to me or post it here?

-- J.D. Clark (yankeejdc@aol.com), October 20, 1998.

Had the same problem. Please, I would appreciate a copy e-mailed to me also from someone who received it. I followed all the instructions faithfully and still didn't receive it. Thanks in advance!

-- Cathy Weaver (cweaver@comp.uark.edu), October 20, 1998.

If I were to hazard a guess (as a recovering UNIX and sendmail admin), I'd say that GN's server was simply unable to handle the request load. I got that old standby error message indicating that the mail host was not responding. It may have been taken offline by its admin, the server machine may have gone down due to load or local failure, or the host mail process may just be so busy that it's simply not responding to any more requests until it can clear the queue. I hope GN will post something at his site to provide all of us requestors with an update.

And now, for your dining and dancing pleasure, one of my favorite Internet ditties (from the .signature of a participant in alt.bizarre, ca. 1986):

(To the tune of MISTER ED)

"A host is a host from coast to coast and no one will talk to a host that's close unless the host that isn't close is busy, hung, or dead..."

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), October 20, 1998.

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