So I'll redirect it to the proper list *and* answer it...
>I am in a bind and need help. A uses tried the "set <listname> unique
><email> and it seemed to stop the duplicates. Now upper management wants to
>know if it can be used by all members.
>BUT (there is always a BUT..) they
>need to know about the following and I cant seem to figure it out...
>1.) after the user issues the command, where is it stored? ( I have
>searched and searched but can not locate where it was recorded in a file so
>it will still be in effect after the reboot)
Like any "set" command, it is stored with the subscriber's entry in the
list, just as other delivery modes (each or digest) are.
>2.) Is the behavior different if the command is issued by the list owner
>instead of just a user?
>3.) When the message is received at the user, can they tell what other lists
>it was posted in and then post to the same group where the multiple postings
Only if the other list names appear in the headings. There's not a
single "same group" -- if a message is mailed to listA, listB, and
listC, there's not a primary and secondaries -- it's just mailed to
three groups, and when a list delivery is attempted to a user who has
the "unique" delivery mode, it's not resent to them if they got it from
>4.) If the owner of the list changes, does this effect the unique setting?
>5.) Where in the code is this defined and how does it work???? If I know
>where this is recorded, I might be able to do it automatically for all of
It's defined as a delivery mode. If you set the default delivery mode
for all of your lists to "unique", force all current subscribers to
"unique," and disable other modes in the "allowed_modes" setting, you
can cause all users to have it. But you'd be disabling digests in the