current@ and freebsd-current@

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Thu Dec 1 20:28:52 GMT 2005

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 11:59:41AM -0500 I heard the voice of
Chuck Swiger, and lo! it spake thus:
> I've asked postmaster@ about this, and there are mechanisms in place
> which are supposed to merge the two names to avoid duplicate
> postings, but some messages seem to get missed.

Interestingly enough, there seems to be a pattern to it.  All the
places where somebody starts duplicating happen when somebody (a) is
using KMail, and (b) replies to a message to 'current@' (never to
freebsd-current@), it will set the To: to freebsd-current@, and leave
current@ in the CC list.  It doesn't happen every time those
conditions are met, especially if current@ is sandwiched somewhere
among other headers.  Rather odd; maybe some "list reply" sort of
feature in KMail?  jhb seems to get bitten by it with some regularity.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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