In the immortal words of [Marko M_kel_]: >Yep. If his autoreply program had kept track of sent replies, it would >only have sent one reply to the list. Or if his autoreply added an X-Loop header or equivalent, and didn't reply to messages with it set. Or if this mailing list uses Precedence: bulk headers, and his autoreply detected and did not reply. Or if his autoreply checked to be sure his address was in the To:/CC:/etc. fields, and only replied to those (in which case he wouldn't have sent the very first offending message). >> I never would have thought of this possibility.... > >Me neither. I went through the Majordomo configuration file yesterday, >and couldn't find anything that could be used as a safety guard against >this. Some mailing lists set an X-Loop: header with the mailing list as the value to detect these sorts of things; I don't think Majordomo is one of them... %% Chris Bongaarts %% firstname.lastname@example.org %% http://umn.edu/~cab %% Univ of Minnesota %% CBongo on EFnet IRC %% Stop Plate Tectonics! - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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