> > > We run a group of lists. We wish to have each person subscribed to the
> > > other lists also subscribed to one main list. Basically, anybody who
> > > subscribes to list B-G also gets subscribed to list A.
> > So just subscribe listB-outgoing, listC-outgoing, etc to listA
> > and forget about the rest.
> A few problems I see with this. One, we DO allow people who do NOT want
> to receive the main list to unsubscribe from this. They would NOT have
> that option under this.
> Two, some people would receive duplicates.
> Considering we have THOUSANDS (over five thousand) of subscribers, that
> would add CONSIDERABLE work on the system and would result in unneeded
> inconveniences to be added to our readers.
No, it wouldn't. The only reason I bothered to post was to tell you
how to do it without producing such duplicates. (I assume that you
are using sendmail or smail; other transports may produce duplicates
no matter what).
Here's how it works:
- If you subscribe "listB" to listA, you WILL get duplicates.
- If you subscribe "listB-outgoing" to listA, you will NOT get
That's how it works. Honest.
Alan Millar amillar@bolis.SF-Bay.org
System Administrator http://www.bolis.com
Reason notwithstanding, the universe continues unabated.