[Request] Can Linaro-dev not send duplicate mail to recipients?

Nicolas Pitre nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Thu Sep 1 06:17:31 UTC 2011

On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, John Stultz wrote:

> So being on vacation for a few days and checking my mail and have found
> an explosion of emails. Unfortunately most of them are duplicates.
> It seems the linaro-dev list isn't configed to avoid mailing folks who
> are already recipients of the email. So if you're on linaro-dev and
> you're also To/CC'ed in the email, you get it twice (three times if your
> other work email was CC'ed as well, but that cannot be helped).

Sure it can. Just use formail with -D.  It will discard duplicates based 
on a cache of message-id's.  For example, I'm using the following 
procmail script:

# remove duplicates
:0 Wh: .msgid.lock
| formail -D 65536 .msgid.cache

> Thoughts? (but don't CC me! :)

Nah.  Removing you from CC (or the to: field) is too much hassle.
Furthermore this is something I want people replying to me to *NOT* do.  
Emails not directly addressed to me get much lower priority in my mbox.


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