[TIP] list mechanics

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Jan 31 11:43:13 PST 2008

Laura Creighton wrote:
> In a message of Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:29:26 EST, Benji York writes:
>> Titus Brown wrote:
>>> while I appreciate the educational response ;), there is no way for
>>> mailer software to know whether or not you are a member of the list.
>>> Thus it cannot eliminate your address from the response.  mutt, my
>>> mailer software, which is generally standards compliant, does indeed
>>> insist on adding your name on a 'group-reply' for this reason.  It come
>> s
>>> in handy when non-subscribers post questions...
>> This is why Mailman has the per-user configuration to eliminate duplicate
>> s.
>> I think Ben doesn't want that though, he's not using mail to interact 
>> with the list.  In that case, I can't think of a good solution for him. 
>>  It is a "mailing list" after all. ;)
>> -- 
>> Benji York
>> http://benjiyork.com
> I can, assuming he is using a machine that will run procmail.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procmail
> http://www.procmail.org/
> Just have it capture all mail messages that come to his email from
> this list and throw them away so he never sees them.

Actually all messages that were *also* addressed to the list (as he 
doesn't receive the list messages and it is the ones sent to him 
personally that annoy him) - but any decent email client should be able 
to filter these anyway. ;-)


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