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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [discussion] how to stop mails being sent to multiple lists.
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:50:02 GMT
On 14/08/14 15:59, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Jürgen Schmidt <> wrote:
>> On 14/08/14 14:02, jan i wrote:
>>> hi.
>>> Have you also noticed that the amount of AOO mails have exploded
>>> lately....sounds good you think lots of activity
>>> SADLY the truth is different, we have a fair amoun of real mails, but
>>> something like 8 of 10 are sent to multiple ML.
>>> It is unwise to send the same mail to multiple lists, for a couple of
>>> reasons:
>>> - the discussion becomes scattered over multiple ML
>>> - you force your fellow community members to read the same mail several
>>> times
>>> - you waste our bandwith
>>> If most mails are copied to most ML....then why do we have so many ML, one
>>> solution could be to only have dev@ and let the others be an alias
>>> (absolutely not one I prefer).
>>> How can we stop this tendency to blow up our inboxes ?
>> We don't do that normally but for example my mails regarding the
>> availability of the RC builds are important for at least 3 lists. And I
>> know that not all people are subscribed or reading dev. But I know that
>> people read (are subscribed) to QA and l10n. So how can I reach all
>> interested parties? For me it's simple I send an email to all lists. The
>> people who are subscribed to all lists potentially found this annoying
>> but for me it is more important to reach all.
>> If you have a good idea how to solve this, I am interested to learn.
> Sometimes I will send to one list and cc the others (bcc will look
> spammy to some tools), and then put in the first line of the body:
> "Responses to Foo list only".

I did this as well several times but even this got ignored and
discussion were on more than one list. So I gave up this approach.


> Regards,
> -Rob
>> Juergen
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