[Mailman-Users] Re: Feedback needed: nodupes patch and reply-to munging per user
jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Mar 12 07:04:30 CET 2002
+1 for removing dupes by default.
This patch would be a great additon to "Umbrella" lists. Most folks assume
that Umbrella lists work this way anyway...
BTW: I'm all for making it the default. As someone pointed out earlier,
Mailman acts as an Adjunct or part of the MTA, so it should follow similar
rules. The default for any MTA that I've used is to remove dupes.
--- Original Message: Monday 11 March 2002 05:50 pm ---
> While dupe removal is enabled by default in mailman-cvs, it cannot be
> forced on by the list owner or site owner (they can only set the default
> setting) What this means is that when you sign up, you simply need to
> make sure you uncheck the box that would remove dupes.
> > If I want to remove duplicates, there's a three line procmail recipe that
> > does it perfectly (I'm told).
> Yes, it does.
> > Let's see the problem otherwise. If a user does not receive its copy
> > through the list, s/he'll write to the listmaster to ask "why?". I don't
> > want these questions! If their expectations are that they can ask this
> > from a listserver, they'll also expect it to work 100%, which cannot be
> > guaranteed.
> Ah, you want as a site owner to not have dupe removal enabled?
> Ok, then after installing mailman-cvs, make sure you set
> DEFAULT_NEW_MEMBER_OPTIONS to 0 (or make sure it doesn't contain 256).
> If you are a list owner, the interface also allows you to not set nodupes
> by default for new users.
> This will cause the mailman to send dupes by default, unless the
> user changes the setting and explicitely asks to not receive them.
> If that isn't acceptable, you could then remove the option by ripping it
> from templates/en/options.html|readme.txt and MailCommander.py
> > Lots of trouble for something only "hackers" might want - and hackers
> > have procmail.
> I beg to differ. If that were true, I wouldn't have spent the time to
> port Ben's patch. I've had many list users on windows system complain
> about dupes. Unix users typically don't complain, or go away happily
> when you show them procmail.
More information about the Mailman-Users