[Mailman-Users] Mail/News duplicates problem

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu May 1 20:02:42 CEST 2008

Brad Knowles wrote:
>INN does rely on the Message-ID to track whether or not it has seen this 
>particular message, but an article being gatewayed in via USENET should not 
>then be gatewayed back out to USENET by Mailman.  The pipeline of routines 
>within Mailman should be set up to avoid precisely that condition.

Exactly. When cron/gate_news polls the news group and posts messages to
the Mailman list, it puts a fromusenet flag in the message's metadata.
The ToUsenet handler looks for this flag and will not process the
message if it is present.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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