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Re: AUTORESPONDERS : Gentle Reminder

  • From: Derek Balling
  • Date: Wed Dec 23 00:52:02 1998

At 11:15 PM 12/22/98 -0500, Andrew Partan wrote:
>> Actually, this mailing list neither adds in a "Mailing-List: ..." header
>> nor a "Precedence: bulk" header, which are the two easiest ways to spot a
>> modern mailing list. I'd suggest you complain to the mailing list
>> managers, not the poor people whose [most likely] properly configured
>> autoresponders aren't being given the information they should be given.
>Actually, the way to spot *any* mailing list is to notice that your
>email address is not listed in the To: or Cc: lines.
>These peoples' autoresponders are broken; the list is fine.

No, the list is not fine. It should set the Precendence level. Your method
would automatically assume that anyone who BCC'ed you was a mailing list.