Splitting the list
Sat, 2 Jan 1999 20:27:57 -0800
On Sat, Jan 02, 1999 at 07:29:47PM -0800, Tril wrote:
> First, I apologize for all the duplicates I just sent out... I just
> learned that the mail system does not combine the recipients of two lists
> and remove duplicates, like it does for individual addresses. I won't
> send to more than one list again.
> On Sat, 2 Jan 1999, Marc Santoro wrote:
> > Tril -- Your forgetting one thing. We *need* one list that contains all of
> > them, thats how every split mailing list I've ever seen works. Thats not
> > hard either, just create firstname.lastname@example.org and add it to all the other
> > mailing lists.
> I've never heard of that...can you name one list that does it? I thought
> the purpose of splitting lists was to allow people to filter out
> subjects they weren't interested in, to reduce their traffic.
> You're saying you want to subscribe to one list that gets ALL the posts?
> OK... I'll do it. But don't blame me if it's more confusing.
> For instance: If I'm only on TUNES-ALL, and I want to unsubscribe from
> TUNES-LLL, I can't do that directly, instead I have to unsubscribe from
> TUNES-ALL, then subscribe to all the other lists.
I've never heard of this either. I presume that the mail will still
come _from_ the appropriate list. Otherwise, how would you reply to
the appropriate place?
David Jeske (N9LCA) + http://www.chat.net/~jeske/ + email@example.com