Aaron Schrab <email@example.com> wrote:
>At 13:30 -0400 26 Oct 2000, Dave Sill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Filtering is passť. It's unreliable, fragile, and expensive. The right
>> way to channel messages from lists is PLSA (Per-List Subscription
>> Addresses). PLSA is to filtering as VERP is to bounce message parsing.
>Except that doing that will cause private responses to be treated that
>same as messages sent to the list.
Only for lists that limit submissions to subscribers, which is only
about half of the lists I'm subscribed to, and only if one doesn't
include a Reply-To field with the preferred address.
Having private replies treated list messages hasn't been a big problem
for me. In a way, it's a feature. Most "private" replies to list
messages are really public replies because the list is CC'd. If I use
duplicate supression, e.g. a procmail formail rule, I only see the
In the rare case of a truly private reply, it's obvious from the To/CC
fields that the message was private.