[Mailman-Developers] feature request: new option for
Sun, 8 Sep 2002 23:37:07 -0700
On Sun, Sep 08, 2002 at 09:42:08PM -0700, Peter C. Norton wrote:
> > 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
> > the list.
> > What do you think?
> That would definetly limit the # of Cc:'s on a message. Its an
> interesting approach, though perhaps too subtle. I think it would be
> appropriate to also have an option that just stripped Cc's.
That wouldn't work too well I think, if I post to a list and Cc a non
subscriber on purpose, the non subscriber will not get the replies (although
admittedly, he won't get them either if people use list reply instead of
> > 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 them properly?
> Marc, I noticed that I got 2 of these messages in my inbox. Even though
> you know I'm subscribed to mailman-developers, you sent me a copy. This
I usually use group reply instead of list-reply because of the above reason.
The other reason is that if you are Cced in the answer, you see I answered
your post and you can sort the mail in a way that you'll read it earlier.
I didn't see your answer because I wasn't Cced, and it could have sat in my
random list mail folder for quite a while before I saw it.
But since you requested it (people usually but it in the header or footer),
I used list reply on this answer.
> is the thing that I use reply-to forcing to prevent. I suspect you did
Well, you are behind the times :) Ben and I got code in mailman 2.1 (which
runs this list) that lets you not get the second copy. You just didn't
enable the option.
Go to http://mail.python.org/mailman-21/options/mailman-developers
and check "Avoid duplicate copies of messages?"
Besides reply-to munging in no way prevents you from getting a copy: group
reply will reply to the reply-to address + To + Cc, so everyone gets a copy
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