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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Using Gmail for Mail Lists
From: Hank Garretson <>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:26:32 -0700
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I may be wrong, but I think this is covered in Gmail FAQs. One man's feature
is another man's bane. To see your own postings, select ALL MAIL on the left
side and your postings will be there.


Hank, W6SX

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Larry McDavid <> wrote:

> 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
> distributed.
> 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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