Re: Double posting of messages on the list

Bruce D. Burleson (
Mon, 1 Dec 1997 09:12:57 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Anitra Again wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Bruce D. Burleson wrote:
> > 
> > Got an idea, friends:  can we make sure that if we post to the
> > list, we do not ALSO c.c. the message to people we know are on the
> > list?  That leads to people getting the same emails twice and
> > double-filling-up our mailboxes unnecessarily.
> What would be better, although it will take more effort, would be to
> try to keep mental track of who likes to get personal copies of list
> posts, and who doesn't.  Believe it or not, Bruce, some of us who get
> the most mail actually like to have that extra copy -- the way I have
> my mail configured, anything addressed directly to me floats to the
> top of my inbox, so I handle it first.  (Also, that personal copy
> often reaches me before the list copy!)
> That is why, if your mailer gives you the option to look at "full
> headers", you'll see a line in my mail that says "Please cc me on any
> list mail if you want my prompt attention to it." 

Ah, well that I didn't know.  Now I know.

:) Bruce