freebsd-current@ and freebsd-current@

David O'Brien obrien at
Mon Dec 5 00:11:22 PST 2005

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 04:21:21PM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Thursday 01 December 2005 03:28 pm, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> > 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.

I've begged the FreeBSD postmaster and admins to add a script to make all
the mailing list addresses canonical.  Until then, I've added
.procmailrc rules to my own mail handling to do it.  Maybe Kmail users
should do the same.

> Yes, KMail parses the List-XXX headers that mailman sticks in messages to 
> figure out that when you reply to a list message it should use the list post 
> address for To:.  Unfortunately, there is now way to turn this "feature" off 
> and when I submitted a bug report about it to KDE asking for the feature to 
> be toggleable the KMail developers basically told me to piss off.

Maybe an enterprising KDE user could whip up a toggle patch that we could
at least commit as a patch to the port.

-- David  (obrien at

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