Wierd reply addresses

Chris Osborn fozztexx at fozztexx.com
Fri Jun 12 09:16:48 CDT 2015

On Jun 12, 2015, at 5:04 AM, Vincent Slyngstad <v.slyngstad at frontier.com> wrote:

> There seem to be a number of messages from various folks
> where the reply address has been rewritten to General at classiccmp.org<General at classiccmp.org>;Discussion at classiccmp.org:On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts<cctalk at classiccmp.org>;
> instead of
> General Discussion at classiccmp.org:On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts<cctalk at classiccmp.org>;
> What is that about?  Could it be related to me getting delayed second copies of stuff?

It happens because there’s some older mail clients being used which incorrectly parse the email address and create the general at classiccmp.org address when replying.

The problem with the duplicate messages is because messages from the cctalk list are also relayed to the moderated cctech mailing list, and vice-versa. What happens is the messages from cctalk go over to cctech, get approved, and then get sent back to the cctalk list. From my understanding of the mailing list software being used, it doesn’t have any built-in facility to prevent duplicates by checking for messages with the same Message-ID, and would require someone to spend a little time to cobble a helper script together, but no-one has yet, so the message duplication has continued for a year or so now.

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