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Re: *** bluber *** Re: Male xxxxxx enhancement formula^

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 02:14:39PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Same thing with CC (which I can filter) and I hate Bcc!

Filter on message ID then.

Frankly, I love being cc'd on mailing lists.  And I never see
duplicates due to the common procmail trick:

    :0 Wh: msgid.lock
    | formail -D 8192 $HOME/msgid.cache

Not too hard to implement.

There's a few reasons why I like them.

One is that some lists I'm on have a delay -- it's been a while but
d-u has had periods of hours of delay.  So the cc allows a response to
come quickly.  If I've been working on solving a problem and have to
resort to asking for help on the list it's nice to get the help as
soon as possible.  It's a courtesy.

Same as for the person sending the message.  If I spend time helping
someone I want that help, as a courtesy to them, to get to them as
soon as possible.

The other is that I (as the receiver) can filter normal list traffic
to a separate mailbox, but cc's to me can, if I choose, go to my main
inbox where I'll see it right away.  I realize I can also look at
In-Reply-To: headers, and I do that too.  But the cc says that
someone is replying to me, not just to my message.

Finally, I use a mailer that pays attention to Mail-Followup-To:, so
for those that want to try and control what people send (instead of
what they receive ;) I respect that header.  On debian-user my
Mail-Followup-To: header includes the list and my own email saying I
do want cc's.

It's a lot easier to control my own setup than the thousands of others
that post on lists I'm on, I find.

Ok, so the cc's do generate extra mail traffic.

Bill Moseley

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