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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:01:33 +0200
From:      Apatewna <apatewna@yahoo.gr>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Duplicate emails on freebsd-questions
Message-ID:  <45D9838D.8040805@yahoo.gr>
In-Reply-To: <45D979B3.1010003@gmx.net>
References:  <45D9739B.5020906@yahoo.gr> <45D979B3.1010003@gmx.net>

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Frank Staals wrote:
> Apatewna wrote:
>> As far as I can tell, the problem with duplicate emails resides on how 
>> the list software is setup.
>> I am a member of another list where each email sent out by the list 
>> software is stripped of all CCs and ReplyTOs. There is only a 
>> "ReplyTo" address in the form of "questions-list@somedomain.com".
>>
>> Now, whenever a subscriber wants to send a new email to the list, all 
>> he has to do is add "questions-list@somedomain.com" as a recipient (as 
>> usual on all lists). Whenever he wants to reply to some email he 
>> received from the list he just uses the "Reply" command in his email 
>> program.
>>
>> The way it is done on this list is confusing when it comes to reply to 
>> mail I received from the list. Almost always I have to use the "Reply 
>> to all" command and strip all irrelevant addresses (CCs TOs and 
>> ReplyTOs) leaving just the "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" as a 
>> recipient "To". Sometimes in a hurry I forget to delete the 
>> aforementioned recipients and the mail appears to be sent multiple 
>> times to the subscribers involved. Some other times I recieve email 
>> directly, skipping the list, because the other fellow just used the 
>> "Reply" button.
>>
>> I have never run a mailing list before so that I can strictly suggest 
>> proper action, but this is the way I believe thing are running at the 
>> moment and it ought to be improved by our suggestions.
>>
>> -----------------------------------------
>> RTFM and STFW before anything bad happens
>> -----------------------------------------
>> Thanasis Rizoulis
>> Electronic Computing Systems Engineer
>> Larissa, Greece
>> FreeBSD/PCBSD user
>> _______________________________________________
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>> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
>> To unsubscribe, send any mail to 
>> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"
>>
> I think it isn't that bad, it's easy for filtering e-mail so you can let 
> your mail client hilight the threads in which you have replied.
> 
> Just my 2 cents,
> 

This is done by your mail client using the <In-Reply-To> field.
For more info check http://cr.yp.to/immhf/thread.html

My original mail had :
	Message-ID: <45D9739B.5020906@yahoo.gr>
and you reply to my email had:
	Message-ID: <45D979B3.1010003@gmx.net>
	References: <45D9739B.5020906@yahoo.gr>
	In-Reply-To: <45D9739B.5020906@yahoo.gr>
so in a threded mail client (Thunderbird) this appears as a threaded 
reply to my message.

This also explains why some people who start a new topic by replying to 
an already recieved email, get flamed by users who use threaded email 
clients :)

-----------------------------------------
RTFM and STFW before anything bad happens
-----------------------------------------
Thanasis Rizoulis
Electronic Computing Systems Engineer
Larissa, Greece
FreeBSD/PCBSD user



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