[Mailman-Developers] feature request: new option for
Sun, 8 Sep 2002 18:52:17 -0700
[I hope you don't mind that I redirect this to the list, I think I have a
suggestion to improve mailman 2.1
On Sun, Sep 08, 2002 at 06:31:28PM -0700, Peter C. Norton wrote:
> BTW, the reason that I set reply-to's on one of the lists I run is
> that when a thread gets going and lots of people start responding, for
> some reason the Cc: list grew as long as my arm. And I got really
That's indeed a minor problem, but at least with the nodupes feature in
mailman 2.1, you only get one copy.
Now that I think of it, it wouldn't be too hard for mailman when it sends
the list copy out to (optionally) remove from Cc all the Emails from members
that have the nodupes option set.
That way, the Cc would be left only with Emails that aren't subscribed to
What do you think?
> Though many people know better, my experience even on a somewhat
> technical list is that most people don't exercise any discipline in
> discriminating who they reply to, and they assume that the list is
> going to work with their mailer and dtrt. So I work with that
Unfortunately you aren't the only one. Am I so deluted to still want people
to learn and know just a tiny little bit about their mail clients and use
Note that I'm not just bitching, I did spend many hours writing a patch to
do reply-to munging per receipient so that people who really aren't willing
to learn and/or bitch too loudly can be given the option just for them and
then they leave you in peace (announced here a few months ago, and an
outdated copy is here:
Unfortunately it never made the cut for mailman 2.1
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