[Mailman-Users] Feature questions

Ralf Hildebrandt R.Hildebrandt at tu-bs.de
Wed Mar 22 17:19:35 CET 2000

On Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 10:03:13AM -0600, Ted Cabeen wrote:

> Duplicate elimination is really a problem that should be solved at the user
> end, not at the server end.  A simple filter that discards any message whose
> message id has already been seen can easily be written up in procmail, and is
> one of the examples in the man page.  I don't know if windows mail clients
> support this feature, but they should.

Of course not, since they reinvent the wheel for fun and profit everytime.
Alternatively, you can use procmail for local delivery (for every user!) and
have a generic procmailrc:

# Nuke duplicate messages
:0 Wh: $PMDIR/msgid.lock
| $FORMAIL -D 65536 $PMDIR/msgid.cache

Ralf Hildebrandt <R.Hildebrandt at tu-bs.de> www.stahl.bau.tu-bs.de/~hildeb
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