Re: Duplicate Postings again

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 13:14:10 -0500

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> At 12:40am -0500 3/21/98, Randall R Randall wrote:
> >On Fri, 20 Mar 1998 08:30:37 -0500 Michael Lorrey <>
> >writes:
> >>Randall: Please stop CC:ing the list at the same time that you are
> >>posting to the list. DOuble posting are annoying and a waste of
> >>bandwidth.
> >
> >Well, I know. :-\ Thanks for the reminder, though. My email
> >prog slaps that in there every time, unless I remember to
> >change it.
> I have complained about this before, but nobody seems to do anything about
> it. The duplicate addresses and CC:'s are being added by the List software
> itself. I don't think it is efficient to try to get everybody who posts to
> this list to try to remember to remove the duplicate addresses. If we
> believe in Intelligent Technology, then why are we running brain-dead
> software? Why are we asking the humans to readdress mail to override the
> List Software?

Don't mean to give you a "DUH", but here's your header as follows:

Harvey Newstrom <>
This tells me that you have your mail reader set to send a copy of the message
back to the 'To:" (which would normally be you for personal mail), which in
this case is If you undo this setting on your mail
reader, then things should be fixed.

> More to the poing, why do we have to run the list under two names
> ( and Can't we just choose one name and use it?
> If we must use both names, why can't the List Software be fixed to append
> the proper "Reply-To:" field matching the List name being used? It is when
> the To: field uses one name for this list and the List Software adds a
> different name to the Reply-To: field that causes us to end up with two
> different names. Or put another way, when someone posts a message to the
> "Extropy.Org" List, the List software appends an instruction to CC: the
> "Extropy.Com" list as well. This is causing the duplicate postings.
> Asking every List subscriber to readdress the postings properly to fix the
> bad addressing of the List Software is very inefficient. Sometimes humans
> forget.
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