[Mailman-Users] Erratic mail delivery times

Peter Shute pshute at nuw.org.au
Tue Jul 22 06:32:39 CEST 2014

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>  > That was my impression too. It sounds less disruptive, but 
> I wonder  > if the resulting variability of behaviour of 
> Reply and Reply all  > would just cause confusion.
> But you're right, people do report the difference.  So it 

It's the people who don't notice the difference that I'm worried about. If someone has been relying on the fact that clicking Reply will create a private reply, they're going to try it on a munged one and not notice. Then it'll be them defending themselves for whatever inappropriate remark they've accicentally sent to the list, not the Yahoo user. I can see myself getting caught out by it, it's hard to remember to look how it's set up.

I'm still all for rejecting and forwarding them by hand, with an explanatory note at the top. Then at least the private replies will only go to me. But we need 2.1.18-1 to help us detect them reliably.

> N.B.  You're posting from edu.au.  Do you really have that 
> many yahoo.COM users that you care about a difference in 
> their treatment?
> If the majority of your Yahoo!/AOL users are from a different 
> country, they may very well *not* have "p=reject" policies.  Eg:

I did recently realise they weren't all affected, but most of our yahoo users are on yahoo.com.

Peter Shute

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