List memberships and duplicates [was Re: Yay, now I need some Osborne boot media!]
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Dec 1 16:03:05 CST 2014
> From: Peter Coghlan
> 2) All cctech subscribers are experiencing it and very few find it a
> 2) All cctech subscribers are experiencing it and there are very few
> people subscribed to cctech!
I rather suspect it's 2B... :-)
> So, I subscribed to cctalk (with the same address I use for cctech
> which on reflection may not have been a good idea)
I think you've hit the nail on the head...
> However, I have not started getting three copies of anything.
> Everything is very much as before, one copy from from cctalk and
> usually another some time later from cctech
Possibly what's going on is that Mailman has noticed that it's trying to send
that email address _two_ 'CCTalk' copies: one for your actual CCTalk
subscription, and one for your pseudo-subscription (via CCTech). It thereupon
automagically suppresses the second copy.
> So what next? I get the feeling that if I unsubscribe from cctech, I
> will stop receiving anything at all
Nope, my guess is you'd wind up with one copy (from your 'real' CCTalk
Go ahead and try it: you can make sure you don't miss anything by looking in
the archive (which is how I read the list: I don't actually get _any_
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