Wierd reply addresses

Vincent Slyngstad v.slyngstad at frontier.com
Fri Jun 12 10:28:49 CDT 2015

From: Chris Osborn: Friday, June 12, 2015 7:16 AM
> 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
>> 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.

OK, though I'm unclear why a mail client would be rewriting the line
(as opposed to just copying it around).

> 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.

I was imagining a scenario where someone hit reply to a corrupted message,
generating a mail to cctalk but also a copy to General at classiccmp.org, which
maybe somehow eventually got found and forwarded back to the list.

I'm not getting as many duplicates as I'd expect if every moderator
approved cctalk message came back via cctech.  (Though I did recently
get the whole PDP-8/S thread again.)


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