[Mailman-Users] Reply Question
marc_news at vasoftware.com
Sun Mar 10 04:14:39 CET 2002
On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 08:20:52AM -0800, alex wetmore wrote:
> > No. The mail client sends a copy to the author, mailman can't stop that.
> > However, if the mail client is mutt, or some similarily enlightened MUA, you
> > can use list reply to, and if you insert a Mail-Followup-To, you can clue
> > the client to have reply to all only reply to the list.
> Mailman could look at the To and Cc lines of the message and make sure
> it doesn't sent to members which are listed on those lines. This
> would result in each person getting one copy, either from the list or
> from the sender who hit "reply to all".
That's what I was saying, it's an option Ben wrote and that just got
included in mailman cvs
> There would be a downside to this. The to line could be spoofed if
> you wanted to send something to the list and prevent it from going to
> a particular sender.
The option is not automatic, it's per user, so you choose which one you
If you have a clue and you're on unix, you can use procmail to remove
duplicates on your side.
> Ideally this would be a per-client setting. A lot of email systems
> will delete duplicate emails with the same Message-ID so someone who
Really? I wasn't aware of that.
(I think that very few Email systems do this. Exchange is the first one I
hear of that does that according to what you say. This is by the way not
necessarily something you want. If I bounce you a message of mine that you
lost, you'll never receive the copy)
> is on the To line and on the list doesn't see the message twice
> anyway. My email comes into an Exchange 2000 Server which I access
> using Pine over IMAP. Exchange deletes the duplicates, and Pine is
Mmmmhh, why do I have outlook users whining that they can't handle the fact
that they were receiving dupes and that they had no way (they said) to
Granted, all of them don't use exchange, but...
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