Duplicate emails on freebsd-questions

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Mon Feb 19 16:36:36 UTC 2007

In response to Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey at goldmark.org>:

> [mailed and posted and cc'ed to grog]
> On Feb 19, 2007, at 4:54 AM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > There is a very good reason why it is customary in this mailing  
> > list to
> > copy the sender when replying.  We don't accept email messages only  
> > from
> > subscribers.  This means that some people may post a question without
> > even being subscribed to the list.  By Reply-To: header "hacks", like
> > the one you are describing, the original poster may never see your
> > reply.
> Thank you for that explanation.  It might be a good idea to add this  
> to point 6 of section 8 of
>    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd- 
> questions/index.html
> I was initially surprised by the conventions used on this list, but  
> am growing more accustomed to them and trying to comply, even thought  
> it isn't what I do for most of the lists I'm on.

Odd.  I find it reasonably common.  The PostgreSQL lists have it as a
convention as well.  Must be a BSD license thing.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list