[Mailman-Users] Duplicate posts?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Nov 23 16:46:36 CET 2011

Mailman Admin wrote:

>On 2011-11-23 11:11, Carlos Palomino wrote:
>> Several subscribers of my list are complaining of duplicate posts.  They say it happens "only sometimes".
>> Are there any common reasons for such occurrences?  I don't experience this on my test-member account or in my regularly subscribed address, so it's difficult to track down.
>> Any ideas are appreciated.
>Perhaps this comes with users replying to all.
>So they send their reply to the user and the list.

This will cause a duplicate if and only if the "nodups" setting of the
recipient who is also directly addressed is off. In a default
installation, this setting defaults to On for new subscribers, but the
list admin can change it (new_member_options -> Filter out duplicate
messages to list members (if possible)), and individual members can
change their own settings

Other possibilities include cross posts to multiple lists of which the
recipient is a member, and duplication in the delivery chain after the
post has left Mailman. The latter may be detectable by comparing the
Received: header chain of the two received messages.

Another possibility is duplication caused by filtering/sorting rules in
the recipient's MUA. Depending on the exact rules, this could affect
only some posts, but would not likely affect more than one user.

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