When I mail to someone, I have no idea whether they got it or not. All I
know is that the mail transfer agent sent the mail to the domain mail server
and that mail was not initially rejected. I have always found it comforting
to know that mail I have send to a list has been reflected to the list.
There are all sorts of reasons why mail gets held up or /dev/null and
without actually seeing it on the list, I never know for certain it got
there. Point of fact, I've never joined a list that didn't work that way.
It's also nice for completeness to have all threaded mail available in one
place. When I join a list, I usually set up some rules that move all list
mail to a folder. I believe that a lot of people do the same, especially on
heavy traffic lists. When my mail is reflected, I can use my mail client's
threading view if and when replys to my mail hit the list, and I don't have
to go searching through my sent items folder looking for the original, when
I'm referencing a reply.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM
> [mailto:majordomo-users-owner@GreatCircle.COM]On Behalf Of Breanndán Ó
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 5:47 AM
> To: majordomo-users@GreatCircle.COM
> Subject: Re: A not so FAQ?
> >>>>> "Patrick" == Patrick Wiseman <email@example.com> writes:
> Breanndán> Is it possible to set up a list so that when a
> Breanndán> subscribee sends a posting, it goes to everyone on the
> Breanndán> list *except* the poster? After all, there's really
> Breanndán> no need to send the message back to the sender.
> Patrick> I think most users actually find it rather reassuring to
> Patrick> know that their message was successfully posted to the
> Patrick> list.
> That occurred to me but I don't buy it. It should work like a regular
> email: if it bounces then it didn't get through; if it doesn't bounce
> then assume it did.