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Subject: Re: Please prune this list!
From: JC Dill <inet-list @ vo . cnchost . com>
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 23:54:34 -0700
To: list-managers <list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM>
In-reply-to: <5 . 1 . 0 . 14 . 2 . 20020705221236 . 028b2348 @ 127 . 0 . 0 . 1>
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On 09:07 PM 7/5/02, Nick Simicich wrote:
>At 09:58 AM 2002-07-05 -0700, Roger B.A. Klorese wrote:
>>JC Dill wrote:
>>>[.....]  And I really detest the duplicate messages this causes ME to
>>>receive.  IMHO, this is worse than top-posting, with top-posting at least
>>>I only get one message.
>>
>>It's the job of a decent MLM to deal with this.  Mj2 can; all others should.
>
>I strongly disagree that Mj2 "deals with it" --- dealing with it would
>involve applying electric shocks to the end user.  What Mj2 does, if you
>allow it to, is to decide that anyone who is in To: or CC: should not get a
>copy of the post from the list.  This means that the posting will almost
>certainly be misfiled in the common mailbox rather in the list mailbox (if
>you sort your mail that way, I suspect that many people do) and, since the

I sort all my mailing list emails into mailing list specific folders based on "any header contains the list name". This catches email sent to the list and cc'd to me or someone else, email sent to me or someone else and cc'd to the list, email sent only to the list, and even most email sent bcc to the list (because the list server usually adds the list name within the headers).

jc




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