[chbot] Mailing list operation was: Test message.

Mark Atherton markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Nov 17 18:29:32 GMT 2014



At 06:38 a.m. 18/11/2014, you wrote:
>On Mon 17 Nov 2014 20:01:28 NZDT +1300, Carl Ranson wrote:
>Dudes, please refrain from sending test messages, that just clutters
>everyone up and never achieves anything for which there isn't a better
>and/or simpler way to find out.
>They key information everyone can read easily:
> > Chchrobotics mailing list Chchrobotics at lists.linuxnut.co.nz
> > http://lists.ourshack.com/mailman/listinfo/chchrobotics
> > Mail Archives: http://lists.ourshack.com/pipermail/chchrobotics/
>The question "why do I get two copies" is entirely to do with your side
>of receiving email, or is only your impression. Mailman (the mailing
>list manager used for this mailing list) does not send two copies.
>Period. An email is the same if it is sent to the same address and has
>the same date stamp(!) and/or message-id header[1]. If it's not the same
>you didn't get two copies.
>Mailman is a very flexible program and you can configure your membership
>subsciption in many ways. Check the settings before asking "why does
>...", "why do ...", etc. The listinfo link above gets you to it.
>By default, mailman does NOT send you a copy of your own email (unless
>the list administrator changed this for this list), and also does NOT
>send you another copy if the person who sent the email sent it to the
>list and cc'ed you on it (unless the list administrator changed this for
>this list). First thing I always do when subscribing to a mailman list
>is to fix these two settings up for me (I want to see if my email went
>through, and I want to get all the list copies, including mine and cc'ed
>ones, because my list email sorting gives me a complete list archive to
>search and cc'ed list stuff gets deleted from my inbox).
>To find out if you are subscribed use the "lost password" link. You
>either get a password or an error emailed back. You could also subscribe
>again and the response will tell you the same.
>Could everyone please remove "mail reflector" from their vocabulary.
>Apart from being the wrong name it also does not reflect reality of how
>things work.
>[1] Read your mail program's manual to find out how to inspect message
>Volker Kuhlmann
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