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Re: Posts don't show on list

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On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:12:04AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:


> In this case, what appears to happen is that Gmail assumes that
> Message-ID is unique, and consequently that it only needs to keep one
> copy of a message with any given Message-ID. Since the person sending a
> mail already has one message with that Message-ID (in their Sent
> folder), Gmail sees the incoming mail as a duplicate, and discards it.

Sounds kinda plausible. Any Googler listening who'd care to shed light?
C'mon, folks...

> This means that the mailing-list software _could_ technically work
> around this behavior by modifying the Message-ID of the received message
> before it sends that message out to list members.
> That strikes me as a dreadful idea from a design perspective, however,
> even just on basic principle....

A less brutal approach would be to drop (nearly-) dupes coming whithin
a short period of time from googlemail...

> > And... would you want to complicate a server setup just to cater to
> > some client idiosyncracy?
> ...so my answer to this would be "definitely not".

we seem to be in violent agreement here. Just live with the dupes,
for me it's part of the landscape already (oh, lookee, a gmail!).


> The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
> persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
> progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

But doesn't that contradict the above?

(cool quote, btw).

- -- t
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