[RndTbl] Gmail spam filtering super-aggressive lately

Trevor Cordes trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Wed Mar 25 17:47:39 CDT 2020

On 2020-03-25 Hartmut W Sager wrote:
> Say, Trevor, one unrelated peculiarity.  On this reply to your MUUG
> RoundTable posting, just like on my initial reply last night, my "to"
> (and "cc") field only had your personal e-mail address, not the MUUG
> RoundTable address.  This time I caught it before "send" and manually
> added the MUUG RoundTable address.  Are you doing something unusual
> in your e-mail, like a jinxed "reply-to"?

The MUUG mailing list program, Mailman, is mostly responsible for those
headers and whether reply-to goes to sender or list.  It's a
configurable option for us admins.  However, just like you saw, I find
that sometimes Mailman does weird things and sometimes just hitting
reply will go to list and sometimes just to sender.  I haven't seen
much rhyme or reason for that yet.

Most MUAs (like what I use, clawsmail) has a separate reply-all and
reply-sender buttons and I try to use those exclusively for muug list
replies so I know precisely who it's going to without having to
double-check the headers.

Maybe others more familiar with this header/mailman behavior can offer
some guesses as to why mailman sometimes gets it right, and sometimes

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