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Why am I not allowed to post to the discussion list?

If you try to post on the FieldTrip email discussion list and get the following error:

You are not allowed to post to this mailing list, and your message has been automatically rejected. If you think that your messages are being rejected in error, contact the mailing list owner at fieldtrip-owner AT science.ru.nl.

It might be due to you not having registered. Only people registered to the mailing list are allowed to send messages on it, and will receive messages from it.

It might also be due to having sent the email from another email address than the one with you used when registering and the one in which you receive emails.

The email list server cares about the precise address: john.doe@donders.ru.nl is considered to be a different person than j.doe@donders.ru.nl or john.doe@ru.nl, even though your university might link all of those addresses to the same inbox.

A common cause for confusion - especially in Germany - is that people sometimes seem to be using john.doe@googlemail.com and john.doe@gmail.com interchangeably. The mailing list server will consider these as two different addresses!

Please check very carefully on which email address you are receiving the postings from the FieldTrip list, and what you have configured as the “from” address in your email client. If that does not resolve it, please contact the list owner.

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