YAUR (Yet Another Unreasonable Request):
I'm involved with a committee that has a number of subcommittees and
working groups. There are mailing lists reflecting the activites and
discussions of these groups.
Occasionally, it's necessary to get out information to everybody, but
there's no single list that everybody is subscribed to. More
frequently, there are messages which need to go out to a couple of
groups because it affects them both. Mailing to all the lists means
some folks who are subscribed to lots of the lists get four, five
copies of the same thing and there have been many objections to this.
Can anyone think of a clever way to set things up so that duplications
are removed? Since the actual distribution lists are expanded by
the mailer (sendmail in our case), once it gets to that point it's
out of majordomo's control. I guess adding an "announce"-type
list with everybody subscribed would solve the send-to-all problem.
Anyway, I'm sure our problem isn't unique, so I'm soliciting suggestions.