[Bug 1216960] Re: Address removed from CC-list

Tom de Vries 1216960 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Sep 2 10:18:02 CEST 2013


thanks for looking into this.

I now also found some relevant prior discussions:

> Are you reporting this for Mailman 2.1 or 3.0? The handler you reference is the Mailman 3.0 handler, but I suspect your
> observation of the behavior was on a Mailman 2.1 list.

Yes, version 2.1.13.  Is the 3.0 behaviour different?

> In any case, this behavior is intentional by design.

Perhaps it would be good to document this, f.i. here ( http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node21.html ) like this:
If your address appears there, then Mailman can be told not to deliver another copy to you.  A side effect of this is that your email address will be stripped from the CC-list in the copy to others, to keep that list from growing excessively in long threads with many 'reply-all' replies. This has the consequence that others will not able to tell from their copy whether you were explicitly CC-ed or not, and a reply-all from others to the list copy will not explicitly cc you.

> Cc: recipients who are list members with their 'avoid duplicates' 
> option set are removed from the Cc: list to keep that list from growing excessively in long threads with many
> 'reply-all' replies.

For me, the size of CC-list is not a problem, dropping CC-list members
is a problem.

Of course there are others that would like other behaviour, f.i. this
bug report here https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/266682

Perhaps we can add a configuration option prune_adressee_lists=lists/who with settings:
- none/none (my preference)
- cc/avoid_duplicate (current behaviour)
- cc+to/all (266682)

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