OT: Gmail and reading this list

Claude Jones claude_jones at levitjames.com
Wed Dec 14 22:27:44 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 13:20, Chasecreek Systemhouse wrote:
> If you are posting thru GMail, then yes  gmail  knows what you posted
> even if you read it someweher else; but if you read AND post elsewhere
> how does gmail know you are you?  Are they using the message-id ?

Simple answer is, I don't know. 

I send out a message, hypothetically, let's say to the Fedora list (I don't 
use gmail for this list because of this problem); I use gmail as my MTA; 
gmail receives the message from me via SMTP and forwards it to the Fedora 
list. Fedora list receives my message and distributes it to the list, 
including back to me; when my own message gets back to gmail, it knows 
somehow, that it's the same message I sent 'through' before, and it doesn't 
process it; hence, instead of it being forwarded back to me, it disappears... 
If I were reading my gmail on the web, it wouldn't be an issue because my 
original sent message would be in the list of messages in my folder. I hate 
to read my mail that way - I'll drop gmail before I go back to that method.
That's me...
Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA

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