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From: Emacs bug Tracking System
Subject: [Emacs-bug-tracker] bug#335: marked as done (bug tracking system leads to duplicate replies appearing)
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 20:37:02 +0000

Your message dated Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:36:26 -0500
with message-id <address@hidden>
and subject line Re: Bug#897
has caused the Emacs bug report #897,
regarding bug tracking system leads to duplicate replies appearing
to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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897: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=897
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: bug tracking system leads to duplicate replies appearing Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 23:31:19 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)
I've noticed that most of the replies appearing in the gnu.emacs.bug
newsgroup seems to be duplicated.  This duplication is also occurring
in the bug-gnu-emacs mailing list (although most of the web interfaces
to the mailing list detect and hide the duplicates).

I believe this is due to messages being addressed to both
address@hidden and address@hidden where XYZ is
the bug number.  When someone follows up, their message gets sent to
address@hidden twice, because everything sent to
address@hidden will also be sent onward to

You can see for yourself in the mailing list archives.  As just one
example, in the file at
<URL:ftp://lists.gnu.org/bug-gnu-emacs/2008-05>, you can see two
messages with the message ID
<address@hidden>, which are both
copies of a single message that Stefan Monnier posted in reply to a
bug report I posted earlier.  Interestingly, by the time these two
copies show up in the gnu.emacs.bug USENET newsgroup, they have the
two different message IDs
<address@hidden> and

By the way, it seems at first glance that none of these are the
original message ID of Stefan's message, but instead these are fresh
message IDs chosen by the bug tracking software and mailing list
software.  At least the two message IDs that begin with “mailman” are
definitely fresh.  These pieces of software should *not* be making up
fresh message IDs.  Changing message IDs prevents duplicate filtering
software from working, and also leads to fractured message threads
where the reading software can not tell what is a reply to what.

I hope this bug report is helpful in tracking down and stopping this
useless and confusing duplication of messages.


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--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: Bug#897 Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:36:26 -0500 User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)
Recent changes ought to gradually make duplicate emails less common.
(See bug#5384). This is still not perfect, so I'll open a new, shorter
bug with the remaining issues.

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