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Re: dash Debian package - RC bugs

Gerrit Pape writes ("Re: dash Debian package - RC bugs"):
> I can't help, I don't understand.  I yesterday followed up to a mail
> that was additionally addressed to the <debian-ctte@lists.debian.org>
> mailing list and got an automatic reply telling me that the mail cannot
> be delivered because I'm not subscribed.  Not a bounce, but an automatic
> reply to the address in the From: header, not the envelope sender
> address.  How do you call this?

I would call it a "bounce".

> I'd be happy if it would've been a delivery notification giving me the
> opportunity to easily confirm the mail to have it finally delivered,
> and, as a bonus, all subsequent mails I send, without subscribing.
> That's how the debian-package-dash@list.smarden.org works.  And for
> subscribers, mail is delivered immediately.  You didn't subscribe.

I don't know whether (a) lists.debian.org supports this and
(b) whether in practice it works well for addresses which attract a
lot of spam.  If so it would be worth looking into changing the TC
list configuration IMO.

> With the <debian-ctte@lists.debian.org> mailing list, I now need to
> guess whether the From: address needs to be subscribed or the envelope
> sender address, subscribe with that address, re-send the message, losing
> information about the cross-posting, and maybe do the same again if I
> guessed the address wrong.  I don't do that.

Well, we appreciate the problem and are sorry for the inconvenience.
But TC members tend to get the mails in their main inbox to try to
treat them as important, and so a good level of spamfiltering is
needed.  Sorry that this tradeoff has inconvenienced you.

(TC member, but not writing officially on behalf of the TC)

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