[Tutor] Replying to the tutor-list

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Sun Feb 18 20:28:09 CET 2007

Dave Kuhlman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 11:28:21AM +0000, Tim Golden wrote:
>> Kent Johnson wrote:
>>> Tim Golden wrote:
>>>> field and tutor at ... in cc: My problem there is that I usually
>>>> don't want to send the originating individual a private copy
>>>> of an email he/she is going to receive from the list in any
>>>> case, so I usually cut-and-paste around so that only the list
>>>> is in To: AFAIK, TB doesn't offer any configurability here,
>>>> neither a reply-to-list button, nor any option to treat a
>>>> list specially on a general reply-to-all.
> MailMan provides an administrative option to remove duplicates:
>     "Filter out duplicate messages to list members (if possible)"
> I believe that it is on by default.
> Am I right that, if set, this eliminates your problem?

Thanks very much for that info. Yes, it's not that I've received
irate messages from people who've received a message twice! More
that it "feels" untidy, but I suspect that you're right and that
any real problem is neatly solved by Mailman.

>> Thanks for that; (testing it out on this post). My issue is that my 
>> procmail filter doesn't seem to pick up the list when it's cced.
>> But that's for me to sort out it :)
> Maybe a procmail rule something like this:
>     :0:
>     * ^(To|Cc):.*tutor at python.org
>     tutor-python-folder
> Note the Cc.

I'm actually using the List-Id header:

* ^List-Id:.*tutor.python.org

so I'm surprised it fell through; I would expect the
List-Id to appear in the headers anyway. If it happens
again, I'll look more closely at the headers. It hasn't
yet. Thanks for the hint, though.


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