I have a similar question, I run list A, another majordomo list is
running as B. As A and B are related in many ways we decided it would be
a nice idea to cross-subscribe to each other's list. This is working
nicely except that we get at least two copies of each message. I had
thought that sendmail on each machine would recognize the sender and not
send a copy back to the sender. This is not the case though.
Any ideas on how to implement this?
Steve MacLeod Microcomputer Specialist (902)539-5300x625
Computer Centre University College of Cape Breton
Sydney, N.S. Fax (902)562-0119 Canada B1P 5S2
On Fri, 20 Jan 1995, Bob Hammond wrote:
> here's a way to hack this:
> 1. setup the 'announce' list but leave its subscriber file empty.
> 2. when you want to send msg to several lists, use a command like:
> cat sublists* | sort -u > announce
> 3. then send the msg to the 'announce' list.
> depending on your needs, you might wanna delete this file or you
> might wanna run the script in crontab every nite ...
> >From: "Mats Wichmann (mipsABI Consultant)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Date: Fri, 20 Jan 1995 11:27:07 -0800
> >To: majordomo-users@GreatCircle.COM
> >Subject: multiple related lists, one copy?
> >Mime-Version: 1.0
> >Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> >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.
> >-- mats