[Mailman-Developers] Re: handling duplicate mails

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 12:47:42 -0400

On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 11:37:46AM -0500, David Champion wrote:
> On 2001.10.16, in <20011016083343.F8534@magic.merlins.org>,
> 	"Marc MERLIN" <marc_news@valinux.com> wrote:
> > > Ben's attacks the problem by ensuring that an individual only
> > > gets delivered one copy of an email (based on the message ID)
> > > (ie at the delivery stage)
> > 
> > This is indeed what I need.
> > (it apparently also notices that you are Cced in a mail and doesn't send the
> > post copy to you)
> Please, no. If a message goes to a list, I want to receive it from the
> list. That's critical to local archiving, and it has some effect on how
> a recipient perceives the message itself. I'd rather not get the direct
> cc:, actually, though of course there's no way for Mailman to affect
> that.

Good; it isn't just me.  Note that, in the latter case, it's possible
that you could use formail (from the procmail package) to drop the
non-list copy, assuming you got the list copy first -- but that rarely
happens, for semi-obvious reasons.

-- jra
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