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Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag

On 2018-02-05 18:01:08 +0000, Brian wrote:
> Now you have problems (or could have). The first problem is that the
> "duplicates" are not duplicates because the headers are different. The
> second problem is - which one do you wish to keep? The third problem
> (related to the second one) is the order in which the messages arrive.
> Is it the mailing list reply first or the Cc:?
> Users of mutt have it easy:
> send-hook . 'unmy_hdr Message-ID:'
> send-hook 'debian-user@lists\.debian\.org' 'my_hdr Message-ID:<`date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S"`NoCcsPlease@xxxxxxxxxxx>'
> A mail with NoCcsPlease in its In-Reply-To or References headers can
> only have had the mailing list mail as its source. However, the CC will
> not contain a List-ID: header. This makes it possible to distinguish
> between a list mail and a CC. Procmail recipes based on these two
> conditions can now file list mail with certainty and, if desired, delete
> CCs.

If this is just a private reply, you will lose mail, unless the
procmail recipe also tests the To/Cc headers against the list address
(hoping the list server doesn't drop mail for some reason).

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