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Re: OT - list netiquette

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Tue Nov 04 15:42:06 2003

JC Dill wrote:

pps: Lazily clicking "reply to all" and sending off a message (with an unwanted *attachment* no less) cc'd to a bunch of people who don't need duplicate replies typically goes hand in hand with top posting. These are clear signs of someone who is too lazy to bother with following standard conventions, and who thinks that it's OK to do the lazy "easy" thing even when it inconveniences others.

Most mail servers worth using discard duplicates as long as they contain the same
message-id. Unfortunately this does not help discarding duplicate subjects like
the monthly spam discussion.