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What list forwards to what list (Re: [ga] Message from the Chair)
At 10:13 25.01.00 -0800, Kent Crispin wrote:
> From a technical point of view I don't think that is -- or should be --
>the case. If someone posts directly to the unfiltered list, it goes
>directly to the unfiltered list. People subscribe to the filtered
>list if they want to post to the filtered list -- everything posted to
>the filtered list is automatically forwarded to the unfiltered. What
>you are describing is that everything posted to the unfiltered list
>gets forwarded to the filtered list and the filters applied -- that
>doesn't make much sense, from a technical point of view.
As a technologist in the extreme, I can assure you that it makes sense.
The aliases would look like this (ignoring some details like the names of
the programs used):
ga: ga-unfiltered "|resend-and-filter ga-subscribers"
ga-unfiltered: "|resend-but-do-not-filter ga-unfiltered-subscribers"
All messages would be addressed to "ga".
I don't think the mail system should even deliver mail addressed to
ga-unfiltered; the only reason I could see for sending mail to the
unfiltered list would be to create an appearance that the filters were
removing messages that should not be removed.
Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway