[Mailman-Users] Dealing with duplicate messages

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Sat Jul 12 15:03:58 CEST 2003

At 6:46 PM +0100 2003/07/11, Angel Gabriel wrote:

>  I'm no expert on mailings lists, or Mailman, but I'm pretty sure that
>  all lists are independent of one another. Who is on list A, and what
>  gets delivered to the members of list A, bare no relevence to who is on
>  list B, and what gets delivered to list B.

	True enough, but mailman does have some built-in intelligence 
that you can make use of.

	You can configure it to look at the complete list of recipients 
for a message, and if it finds a recipient that is explicitly listed 
and for which the exact same address appears on the mailing list, 
then mailman will choose not to send a duplicate copy of that message 
to the same address.

	See the mailman web page for more information.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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