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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Describing archives (new feature at the mirror)

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Describing archives (new feature at the mirror)
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 18:46:38 +0100
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On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 01:41:02AM -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > P.S. Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, !PLEASE! don't carbon copy me
> > if you are also sending to the list, at least not unless you're really
> > trying to annoy me. Pretty please?
> Stop complaining and fix the problem at the only sane place where it can
> be fixed: i.e. at the destination (yes: in your mailbox).
> Removal of duplicates is trivial, so if they bother you, just remove them.
> Much easier and much more effective than any amount of whining.

The only sane place where it can be fixed is at the sender
end. Removal of duplicates without opening trivial DoS attacks against
your mailbox is impossible.

By the time the duplicate mails reach the destination, they have been
significantly munged by the MLM; this list runs on mailman, which is
spectacularly bad in this respect. Now which one are you supposed to

There isn't a solution here, because the data has already been
discarded (Bcc). The only point at which sufficient information is
available is at the sender system.

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