multiple deliveries (was Re: GNU Arch)

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Fri Mar 4 15:09:04 MST 2005


In that case, gmail's reply button is replying to both the From and
Reply-To headers without bothering to check if they are the same.

On Fri,  4 Mar 2005 at 15:04 -0700, TJ Hunter wrote:
> Just hitting the reply link in the web-based gmail auto-fills the To:
> field with this:
> 
> "Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List <plug at plug.org>, plug at plug.org"
> 
> (I removed one to send this email)
> 
> -TJ
> 
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 14:59:01 -0700, Hans Fugal <hans at fugal.net> wrote:
> > If you look at the headers, the post in question was sent by Mr. TJ to
> > plug at plug.orc, CC pluglist at plug.org. That's what happens when you send
> > two copies of something to two functionally identical addresses.
> > 
> > (I'm not suggesting TJ intended to do it - it was probably a function of
> > his email client's group reply function. In particular, most clients
> > will end up doing this when the original post was sent to
> > pluglist at plug.org (why is an excercise for the student))
> > 
> > I don't have to mention that nuking the Reply-To would fix this problem.  ;-)
> > 
> > On Fri,  4 Mar 2005 at 14:17 -0700, Corey Edwards wrote:
> > > Plug mail admins it looks like something is causing multiple deliveries.
> > > Somebody want to take a stab at fixing it?
> > >
> > >                           Received:
> > > from [127.0.0.1] (localhost
> > > [127.0.0.1]) by orodruin.plug.org
> > > (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2C8AF1C3F2;
> > > Fri,  4 Mar 2005 14:01:38 -0700
> > > (MST)
> > >                           Received:
> > > from wproxy.gmail.com
> > > (wproxy.gmail.com [64.233.184.207])
> > > by orodruin.plug.org (Postfix) with
> > > ESMTP id DB0091C3D7 for
> > > <pluglist at plug.org>; Fri,  4 Mar
> > > 2005 14:01:33 -0700 (MST)
> > >
> > >
> > >                           Received:
> > > from [127.0.0.1] (localhost
> > > [127.0.0.1]) by orodruin.plug.org
> > > (Postfix) with ESMTP id 7F4691C3EB;
> > > Fri,  4 Mar 2005 14:01:35 -0700
> > > (MST)
> > >                           Received:
> > > from wproxy.gmail.com
> > > (wproxy.gmail.com [64.233.184.206])
> > > by orodruin.plug.org (Postfix) with
> > > ESMTP id 2F2AC1C3D7 for
> > > <plug at plug.org>; Fri,  4 Mar 2005
> > > 14:01:32 -0700 (MST)
> > >
> > > See how both messages were received from gmail with message id
> > > "2F2AC1C3D7"? Then notice that they were fed back into postfix with
> > > different ids, "7F4691C3EB" and "2C8AF1C3F2". That means that TJ sent
> > > one message but I Plug sent me two.
> > >
> > > Did everybody else get two too? (not be confused with tutu)
> > >
> > > Corey
> > >
> > 
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