[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] New list spin-off?

From: Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Date: Mon Feb 5 12:12:03 EET 2007
On Mon Feb  5 10:00:38 2007, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 11:46 +0200, quim.gil at nokia.com wrote:
> > Question: aren't there ways to filter appropriately the emails
> > without relying on the flags?
> Yes. The emails have an X-list field in the header. That's why
> Evolution, for instance, can filter by mailing list.
Hopefully it's using the List-* headers that are the standard, 
particularly List-Id, in preference.

Some email clients will even handle lists that subvert Reply-To.

> It doesn't help you filter the copies that you get when someone 
> replies
> to all. Personally I want to get a copy so I can easily see that 
> someone
> has replied to me. Not everyone likes that. But this isn't anything
> unusual. It's what most mailing lists do. See most GNOME lists, for
> instance.
In general, it's the MUA that sends your copy, and in addition, the 
list server sends another. Both have the same Message-Id, and that 
can mean your mailserver decides you have it already, and drops the 

There are headers suggested that request the reader's MUA to send you 
copies (or not), too.

> Someone will complain about whatever mailing list setup you use,
> however. Even me.

Sure, and it's important to consider the audience, as well. If the 
maemo-users@ list set Reply-To and had a subject tag, I'd consider 
that reasonable. A maemo-developers@ list that did the same would be 

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