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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. The email list server cares about the details of the address, so your.name@fcdonders.ru.nl is considered to be a different person than your.name@donders.ru.nl. A similar situation that happened in the past was that the UCL system administrators decided to change somebody@ion.ucl.ac.uk into somebody@ucl.ac.uk.

A common cause for confusion - especially in Germany - is that people sometimes seem to be using yourname@googlemail.com and yourname@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 β€œfrom” address in your email client. If that does not resolve it, please contact the list owner.