[Mailman-Users] duplication question
mark at msapiro.net
Thu Dec 30 01:47:34 CET 2010
Mark Prewitt wrote:
> I am having an issue which I need to figure out. One of the issues we are
>struggling with as we use Mailman to handle some internal traffic lists for
>our company is that we have some people with more than 1 email account.
Is this relevant? See below.
>When some employees are sent an email and the list is cc'd, they are getting
>2 copies of the email. Even though both the TO and the list subscription
>email account are the same. So if I send an email to 'joe at teris.com' and he
>is on the 'list at teris.com' and it is also on either the to or cc line, Joe
>will get 2 copies of the email. Even though we have nodupe turned on.
The setting "Do not send a copy of a member's own post" on the General
Options page under new_member_options is only a default for new list
members. The actual setting is a per user checkbox in the "nodupes"
column in the Membership Management -> Membership List page(s).
>We are running version 2.1.13 on a n OSX 10.6.x server with the patch for
>deduping against other mailing lists active.
What patch is this?
Are you running 2.1.13 from source or an Apple OS X Server package?
>I am confused as to why he is getting two emails as I thought the whole
>point of the nodupes was to prevent anyone on the to/cc from getting a copy
>of the email if a list they were on was also in the to/cc.
Correct. That is the point.
>Is there a setting that I am missing somewhere? Or is this normal behavior?
Perhaps you are missing the individual member "nodupes" settings? If
not, perhaps your "more than 1 email account" comment is relevant in
that if the address in To: or Cc: is not exactly the same (except for
case) as the member's subscribed address, Mailman will not see this as
If neither of the above is the answer, perhaps it has something to do
with "the patch for deduping against other mailing lists" unless by
that you mean the regular_exclude_lists feature.
Or, if this is Apple's package, perhaps it is an Apple bug.
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