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What does it mean when a list is "held"?

When a list exceeds the maximum number of posts allowed in a day (default: 100), LISTSERV "holds" any subsequent postings sent to that list. The reasoning behind this is two-fold. One, if a loop occurs in a manner that LISTSERV doesn't catch, this keeps the number of posts down that would fill up subscribers' mailboxes. The site's postmaster can be notified to try to flush the rest of the looped posts out of the queue. Two, most subscribers get overwhelmed on high traffic lists, so holding the list automatically helps them in managing their use of resources as well.

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