mail problem, using postfix & dovecot

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Mon Dec 3 12:55:34 PST 2007

I have my mail system running on my FreeBSD server.  It uses postfix 
outgoing, and dovecot to manage the Imap server, and finally Seamonkey 
either locally or from one of my other machines, to read/write my mail, 
it makes for a very portable mail system, but I am now convinced I have 
one major bug.  It's that I'm getting too darn many duplicate mails.

I didn't complain when that happened on all the FreeBSD posts, because 
we have so daarn many people crossposting, it'd be foolish to try to fix 
that.  BUT I just got dupes on some mail from Usenix, and I know Usenix 
isn't double posting me.

Any  idea of any common sort of mail mistake I might have made?  Mail 
isn't my real forte, so I might well  have bungled something.  Any sort 
of hint, right or wrong, would help, and especially the wrong ones: I'll 
run them down anyhow, and during that running down, I often find the 
real error, so don't think I'll jump upon you for stupid suggestions.
The only sort of thing I won't try is suggestions to change the basic 
method I use: I know Imap *can* be made to work, so I won't switch to 
using something like popmail, I don't want to pop my mail.  Other than 
that, any suggestion will be checked, believe me.

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