[linux-elitists] Avoiding Mailman Duplicates

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Fri Feb 20 14:25:54 PST 2004

on Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:40:02PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann (aaronl@vitelus.com) wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 11:36:03AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> > This actually turns out to be the single biggest gain (of several) I
> > garnered from filtering (based on the headers you list, _not_ the
> > subject lines) all mailing list traffic into other mailboxes:  I've
> > never subsequently been taken by surprise by (and annoyed by) people
> > departing from public threads into private mail without notice, e.g.,
> > I complete a long and meticulous reply, only to notice at the last
> > minute (or just after sending) that I've been drafted without my
> > knowledge into private tutoring.
> Why don't you read the To and Cc headers?

Because that tells you where the mail was directed to, on a first-match
basis.  Not where you received it from.

List mail is mail I receive from a list.  I file it according to the
list I receive it from.

Cases that break when using to/cc:

   - Mail to multiple lists -- I'll filter it all to the first-match
     'To' or 'Cc' header.

   - Mail to list Cc'd to me.  See Rick's explanation.

The mailman "fix" is moderately borken.  It replaces one problem with


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