[R] Fwd: Your message to R-help awaits moderator approval

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at wlandres.net
Sat Jun 1 21:11:05 CEST 2013

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On 01-Jun-2013 17:52:01 Janh Anni wrote:
> Hello,
> I don't understand why my mails are being held up.  What could be the
> problem?
> Thanks
> Janh
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <r-help-bounces at r-project.org>
> Date: Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 1:48 PM
> Subject: Your message to R-help awaits moderator approval
> To: annijanh at gmail.com
> Your mail to 'R-help' with the subject
>     Re: [R] wilcox_test function in coin package
> Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.
> The reason it is being held:
>     The message headers matched a filter rule
> Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
> notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
> this posting, please visit the following URL:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/confirm/r-help/067afe28f7ead30dfea844b8a34449526c
> d665d8

This can happen to anyone, depending on the current sensitivity
of the mail-server's spam-detection filter to potential
"triggers" in the message.

It is particularly likely to arise with mails posted from a gmail
account, as your was. This is because gmail is a major source of
spam emails, and the spam filter is alert to these.

I have had a look at your message (which was duly approved), and
I see that it is in reply to a message which itself is in a thread
that includes several messages sent via gmail. From the headers
of your message:

In-Reply-To: <51A9291C.70509 at ucalgary.ca>
<CAFCoDdDp64MFyvTTB6b_O6KgoTKYR41mCB2sPCC4c6ANQyWx1Q at mail.gmail.com>
<CAFEqCdy6+NhK2hgcWQALYmYXx1a0tRqJTHYBXx-FUb9OYfFUKA at mail.gmail.com>
 <CAFCoDdBcm4B1tVW7BarkHXAgpqMpTCimmjhrLc3N7=yvSSEbbw at mail.gmail.com>
 <CAFEqCdz_=YBeeDYLfpDYyTAwjr6a4n2OKTbQaBsb9UC=G9sAag at mail.gmail.com>
 <CAFCoDdC1asW6JGK5huY_kLgCQQCduw8s=YjhHDP0ptA_9YAhhw at mail.gmail.com>
 <51A9291C.70509 at ucalgary.ca>

so that's a total of 6 references to gmail (including your own message)
which is probably why the spam filter felt a bit twitchy!

Don't worry about it. As I say, it can happen to anyone (though more
often to some than to others). If it is a proper message to R-help,
one of the moderators will approve it (though quite possible not

Hoping this helps,
Ted (one of the moderators)

E-Mail: (Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding at wlandres.net>
Date: 01-Jun-2013  Time: 20:11:00
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