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[Xmca-l] Re: Messages in threes
Thanks for the explanation, Bruce. There's always one who complicates the best efforts of IT workers :-). (I used to be one.)
The other Bruce
>>From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Oct 5 13:10:36 2013
>>Recently in one message I talked about the following problem:
>>Out of 11 new messages I'vejust received, 3 identical messages
>>belong to Mike, 3 similar ones to El izabeth Hadley Nikrenz,
>>and the last three ones to three persons, one to each. This
>>problem occurred just at the beginning of the appearance of
>>the listserve disorders a while ago.
>Last year, as I was preparing to retire, I moved the xmca
>mailing list from its original home on weber.ucsd.edu to the
>campus mail server ucsd.edu
>When I did, I set the list up with the address email@example.com
>Following standard procedure at UCSD, that is the official name
>for the xmca mailing list.
>Then I set up an alias so that mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
>(no -l) would also go to the list, just in case people were
>confused by the switch.
>Then, given many people would still try sending mail to
>email@example.com, I configured weber so that mail sent
>to firstname.lastname@example.org would automatically get forwarded to
>Someone who shall remain nameless (let's call him the "Great
>Hacker") responded to my query of a few days ago and copied
>his message to all three addresses: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
>People who responded to his message using the "Respond to All"
>button or key, continued the tripling, and it began to cascade
>through the list.
>This will play out as the thread whithers.
>In the future, people should *ONLY* send mail to one address,
>preferrably to email@example.com
Sent from Kaiten Mail. Please excuse my brevity.