Major Gmail annoyance and the list

Alec Shaw shaw.alec at
Thu Feb 21 22:13:57 MST 2008

I have same problem and I use POP with gmail.


Steve Meyers wrote:
> Michael Torrie wrote:
>> I know many of you use gmail for your plug mailing list reading and
>> posting.  How many of you use imap and, say thunderbird with it?  Well
>> it turns our Gmail is very broken when using imap and dealing with
>> mailing lists.  The problem is that my post to the list is silently
>> discarded by Gmail when the list sends it back to me.  Instead, it
>> expects that you'll be using the web page with it's
>> "conversations"-style threading.  Rather than letting the mailing list
>> post back to me, gmail thinks it knows better than me since it already
>> has my sent item in the sent folder.  This happens whether I send e-mail
>> via gmail's smtp server or some other server.  It's very annoying and
>> has about made gmail unusable for me, since most of my e-mailings are to
>> and from lists.  Does anyone know of a way of working around this 
>> major bug?
> I have the same problem using IMAP with Gmail.  I usually find the 
> problem when using a family mailing list that I control.  I've 
> considered modifying the Message-ID: header when it comes through, but 
> that seems like cheating. :)
> I wish they had an "allow duplicates" checkbox.
> Steve
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