[sclug] duplicate mail

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 08:47:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, 27 Jun 2007, Dickon Hood wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 18:22:21 +0100, Jonathan H N Chin wrote:
> : Dickon Hood <sclug at splurge.fluff.org> wrote:
> : > On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 10:13:05 +0100, Darren Davison wrote:
> : > : does anyone know why I might be receiving duplicate copies of most (but not
> : > : all) sclug list mail? [...]
> : > It's a bug in Tom's mail setup, from what I can tell.  I've no idea what
> : > or why, but this is the only list to reliably and repeatedly duplicate
> : > mail.
> : It is probably just because most people are too lazy to clean up
> : the To: and Cc: headers.
> It isn't.


> No, the mailing list server is duplicating deliveries.  This is clear from
> the headers.

In that case, it's probably an interaction between your mail path and the
list mailserver; something in your path is taking too long to say that it's
accepted the first copy of the message, the list mailserver thinks the
connection got abandoned and sends another copy (arguably without giving the
original a fair chance).

Best Regards,
Alex Butcher, Bristol UK.                           PGP/GnuPG ID:0x5010dbff

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