[Mailman-Users] List subscribers receiving duplicate messages:help!
msapiro at value.net
Fri Nov 4 02:56:52 CET 2005
Brad Knowles wrote:
>At 7:49 PM +0000 2005-11-03, Iain D.Brown wrote:
>> I know munging the Reply-To, to force all responses to be sent
>> to list at disney.example.dom, is not the done thing. So is there
>> any way of making Mailman clean up the header information,
>> perhaps to remove all the names in the CC field except for the
>> list address?
> I don't think so -- not within Mailman, at least. But your MTA
>may well be able to be configured to do something like this,
>depending on the MTA.
Brad is correct. The real problem is that few MUAs/email clients offer
the option of 'list reply'. Ideally, all MUAs would provide a widget
to reply to the address in the List-Post: header only, but few do.
Thus, "the rest of us" are left with the standard two choices - reply
(to poster) and reply-all (to list, poster and all prior posters in
the thread). Actually, choice 2 is sometimes desired, since in some
cases poster is a digest member or not a member at all. It is a good
thing I think to keep digest members current on the threads they've
As far as doing this outside Mailman, this may be doable, but is it
desired. It depends on your list. A person may post to a problem list
about a current problem and Cc a user or manager and may want them to
also be Cc'd on replies. Only Mailman would know which Ccs were list
>> Problem 2: (which is related to problem 1) when a subscriber
>> replies to a message, Mailman does not take notice of the
>> addresses in the To: or CC: fields, and thus some subscribers
>> are receiving multiple copies of messages, even though their
>> settings say "No Dupes". To continue the example from above,
>> poor Minnie, Pluto and Mickey are all receiving duplicates of
>> the message from me -- once via the list and once from me
>> direct. What would be causing this?
> Mailman does attempt to prevent copies of messages being sent to
>addresses that it can see on the To: and Cc: headers, ...
if they've selected no dupes. It doesn't supress digest delivery since
digests can contain other posts. It works in current versions AFAIK.
(You are addressed in this post. Do you get a duplicate?). This may be
an issue with 2.1.2 or with your provider's customization.
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