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

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Describing archives (new feature at the mirror)
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 22:23:46 +0200
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On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 18:46:38 +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> 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
> deliver?
> 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.

Unfortunately there are two kinds of people -- some don't want to get
the messages twice and some do. And it virtualy impossible to remember
whom to send it and whom not.

So there has to be something in each message that signifies sender's
preferences. Most mailers seem to honor Mail-Followup-To as a sign, that
the sender should not be Cc'ed. So setting Mail-Followup-To if you do
NOT want to get Cc's seems the best way to go.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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