[conspire] PenLUG this week - Gumstix - Thursday Feb 22

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 22 16:33:26 PST 2007

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Quoting Paul Reiber (reiber at gmail.com):

> Also, instead of "just dont", what would be your recommendation for
> how someone can send _one_ message to a variety of lists?  Should all
> the lists be in the "To:" field?  Is that the issue - CC vs. TO?

It's a quandary, and I am sympathetic.  My personal solution is
multiposting, i.e., a separate message to each mailing list addressed.
There are just too many things that can go wrong after you crosspost
among multiple lists.  (I could come up with a list if I worked at it,
but am keeping this comment short.)

Yes, that does require a little more effort.  If you have a long list,
it _is_ scriptable with any decent MUA.  (If people are curious, and
ask, I'll be glad to work out how to do it with mutt, and post that 
solution somewhere.)

I also am personally disinclined to send attachments of any sort (other
than crypto signature blocks, on rare occasions).  If I want to point
people to a picture file or an iCal file or whatever, I make that file
Web-accessible somewhere[1] and inline the URL in my message, instead.

(I'm specifically _not_ speaking as listadmin because I'm not seeing a
significant problem anywhere here, and would much rather be relaxed
until there is, and just have a friendly attempt to discuss what the
best approach should be.)


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Rick Moen
rick at linuxmafia.com

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