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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [discussion] how to stop mails being sent to multiple lists.
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:59:51 GMT
On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com> 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".

Regards,

-Rob


>
> Juergen
>
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