list self-crossposting ought to be trimmed...?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Aug 16 04:07:47 GMT 2005

[ ...I've BCC:ed <moderators at> but please direct any followups to 
freebsd-questions and not them... :-) ]

Hey, guys:

Can someone either in Mailman or in a front-end MX box handling the mail before 
it gets fed to the listserver, filter out obvious duplicate aliases for the 
same list?  For an example, see:

Message-id: <60526. at>

...with these headers:

To: questions at
Cc: freebsd-questions at


One solution ought to be a specific Mailman tunable, which if one goes to the 
list admin page, and appends /?VARHELP=privacy/recipient/acceptable_aliases to 
the URL, should be:

"acceptable_aliases (privacy): Alias names (regexps) which qualify as explicit 
to or cc destination names for this list."

Repeat as needed with the other lists to reduce needless multiposting.


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