[Mailman-Users] Question on functionality

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Oct 24 22:11:13 CEST 2007

Jim Park wrote:

> I would like to know how Mailman handles an email that is sent to an 
>umbrella list that contains multiple lists and contains one or more 
>users that are members of the various lists.  Is Mailman "smart" enough 
>to not send multiple messages to the user(s) that are on multiple lists 
>under the umbrella list?


>I am seeing a list member that is receiving 
>multiple emails.  I am trying to narrow down the reasons why she is 
>receiving 8 duplicate copies of the same message.

If the she is a member of the list and, directly or indirectly, of 7 subordinate lists, she will recieve 8 copies of a post to the list (unless she is a gmail user in which case gmail will supress the dups).

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