[Mailman-Users] inn gateway

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Apr 1 00:59:11 CEST 2012

On 3/31/2012 2:31 PM, jdd wrote:
> is it normal to have this behavior (double to in the answer)? Previously
> the system was managed by ezmlm and we didn'"t have this problem (but I
> didn't manage it, so may be the other admin fixed something)

I have no idea what ezmlm or your ezmlm<=>news gateway may have done. I
know no details of ezmlm at all.

> could this also be a thunderbird bug?

It is normal for messages in newsgroups to have a Newsgroups: header
with the name of the group. RFC 5536 and its predecessors, RFCs 1036 and
1849 require it.

I don't know what version of T'bird you are using, but with T'bird 11.0
and 11.0.1, at least as configured on my workstations, if I 'Reply' to a
message containing the headers:

From: Original Poster <poster at example.com>
Newsgroups: linux-31
To: linux-31 at example.org
List-Post: <mailto:linux-31 at culte.org>

the reply is addressed only

To: Original Poster <poster at example.com>

If I 'Reply List', the reply is addressed

To: linux-31 at example.org
Newsgroup: linux-31

and if I 'Reply All', the reply is addressed

To: Original Poster <poster at example.com>
Cc: linux-31 at example.org
Newsgroup: linux-31

Some other MUAs, e.g. mutt, ignore the Newsgroups: header when
generating replies.

Note that I don't see an extra To: in any of the above; just sometimes
Newsgroup: in addition to To:

T'bird's behavior doesn't seem unreasonable, but if you don't like it,
that's not really a Mailman issue. If you wish to remove the Newsgroups:
header from messages passing through Mailman, I've told you how to do it
in my prior reply.

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