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Subject: [TowerTalk] Using Gmail for Mail Lists
From: Larry McDavid <>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:13:55 -0700
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Jim, I own and moderate several Yahoo Groups and am a member of numerous 
other mail lists. The problem that users with Gmail accounts do not 
receive their own posts to mail lists is well known and unsolvable 
directly. It's a *terrible* Gmail "feature."

Every email has a "serial number." Gmail checks inbound emails against 
the list of serial numbers of emails you sent; it they match, Gmail 
discards the inbound email. They call this a "feature."

This causes many duplicate postings because folks think their email was 
not distributed by the mail list. You must check the archives or Yahoo 
Group messages to find your own email to *know* that your email was 

Yes, you can open a second Gmail email account with a different user 
name and use that; But, then you need both email addresses to be 
registered with the mail list or you must remember to manually add the 
other email to your "To" list. Inconvenient...

Dump Gmail and get a different email provider, or, better, don't use web 
mail at all and get a real email client such as Thunderbird. This avoids 
having all your email stored on some remote server with unknown security.

Best wishes,

Larry McDavid W6FUB
Anaheim, CA  (20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, near Disneyland)

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