> I use Majordomo (currently 1.62, soon to be 1.92) to manage a whole
> pile of cycling mailing lists on the same server (A Sun SPARCstation,
> SunOS 4.1.1 with stock sendmail). It is quite common for readers to
> be subscribed to several of the lists. It is also quite common for
> someone to post a message to several lists simultaneously. Problem is
> that readers therefore often receive multiple copies of the same
> Is there any manageable way to get around this?
Well ... I'm managing more than 60 lists and we used to have that kind of problems.
What i did to minimize those mails is to use the meta-lists concept.
You have three group of persons (group-a, group-b, group-c) which have each one a project assigned, but which have some kind of inter-relation amoong them. Then you have the group manager of those 3 groups.
This manager might be interested in weekly reports or something like that, and probably group a , or c might be interested in that information too.
Then we create 4 lists.
where group-x-list has all the persons in that group, and where project-x has as subscribed to it : group-a-list, group-b-list, group-c-list, and the manager.
Obviously project-x is an open list , and group-x might be open or close (i'm having it like a close one, but i really doesn't matter) :)
In the same way if there is any tipe of information that might be of intereste between two of the three lists you can create another list (lets name it matter-ab)
and then you may have
and subscribed to it : group-a-list and group-b-list (obviously this one is also an open list).
I hope this helps....
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