mailing list settings for cc?
marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 05:11:01 EDT 2008
Claus Reinke wrote:
> Sometimes, when I cc emails to those who might be particularly
> interested, or able to do something about the issues discussed, I
> notice that the email arrives in the list without the cc.
> Example: the email with the subject "base 3 + base 4 compatibility?"
> was cc-ed to 3 addresses, but arrived in the list with only 2 ccs.
> I assume that it might be related to the mailing list subscription
> setting (whether to receive two copies of emails addressed to
> both list and subscriber). Is that correct? However, I would have hoped
> that setting the no-duplicates option would block the list copy, not the
> personal copy, and leave the cc unchanged.
> The current behaviour disrupts standard practices of alerting receivers
> to messages of special interest or action items embedded in a message in
> a thread they might not otherwise need to read.
> So, the next time you cc an email to someone because of an in-message
> note saying "(someone: could you please change this?)" or the like, you
> might want to keep this effect in mind. Similarly, if you rely on being
> in such ways. Otherwise, don't be surprised if your cc gets no reaction.
The message still gets CC'd properly, all that happens is that the message
that other list subscribers gets doesn't have all the CCs on it. I suppose
this is part of Mailman's clever logic that prevents you getting multiple
copies of a message.
In any case, I don't see this causing any real problems - the message still
gets CC'd. Actually I prefer *not* to be CC'd on list messages, because
they end up in my inbox rather than in proper list folder, but I suppose I
could work around that by changing my Mailman settings.
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