Re: Bug#2381: Pine posts...NOT Pine does not set a default NNTP server
email@example.com (Dale Scheetz) wrote on 21.02.96 in <Pine.LNX.3.91.960221110956.6247Afirstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Pine does NOT automaticaly post email replies! Here is what actually
> When you reply to an e-mail message that was also copied to a news group
> (ie, has the name of a news group in the cc: field) Pine will offer to
Umm ... the way I read it some time ago in some Usenet group (might have
been one of the comp.mail groups), what happens is the following - can you
confirm or deny that? (A newsgroup name would be illegal in the CC: field
anyway, only mail addresses allowed.)
When Pine posts & mails an article (a practice that gets at least some
recipients of such mail mad at the person doing it [such as me: one copy
is quite enough, I hate spam]), it includes a Newsgroups: line in the
mail, just as it does in the news article.
When Pine receives such a mail, it assumes that it was posted, and acts
Unfortunately, a lot of news readers include such a Newsgroups: line if
their user replies by mail, *without* posting.
The general consensus on this was that Pine's assumptions are broken - you
cannot assume that mail was also posted, just because it includes a
Newsgroups: line. Often, it isn't.
And giving the user the impression it was when it wasn't, seems to break
the rules in a big way.