On Tue, 15 Jul 1997 00:59:45 +0200, Keld J|rn Simonsen said:
1. the MTA should look at all headers in the to: and cc: fields
and if there is duplicates, then only send it once.
Keld: How does the MTA distinguish duplicates for this message,
which is going to dkuug.dk, brasslantern.com, utk.edy, imc.org,
and a local copy to myself? To *my* MTA they all look distinct.
And by the time it reaches any other MTA, it's too late.
Of cause you cannot do it in that case, but if you see
for example my address on the explicit From: or To: list, and later
see the same address in the list data, you can avoid sending the latter.
2. The MUA could look at messages and remove those occurring
more than once.
Of course, we'd rather avoid having the MUA having to suppress
57 copies, after having *received* 57 copies over a possibly slow link,
etc etc. ;)
My time is much more expensive than the line costs.
My proposals are not something that removes all problems,
but they can make life easier, actually much easier, if employed.