Re: Multiple delivery of file attach to multiple addressees

Markus Goebbels (
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 11:25:25 +0100

Am Tue, 16 Feb 1999 schrieb

>When a user sends a file attach to more than one address he has to send
>one copy of the file to the server for each addressee.

What you described is a problem of the client. The client decides which files
are to send to the server. The server does not ask for them. If the client
thinks it would be wise to send a single file ten times it can do so. The server
might have the ability to refuse multiple files. I personally do not like
that... For some things like shared games (e.g. VGA-Planets) and some offline
tools it is necessary for the users to send certain files (with certain names).
A file which has not been removed by a fault (or a file which was uploaded
by another user to interfere) would make the server ignore future files with the
same name...

>With our old DOS system running FrontDoor the server would skip multiple
>copies of the same file in this situation.
>Is there any fix for this problem with ifmail?

As far as I know there is no... Well, I got to work on my sources in some
weeks, IŽll think of that and build in a configuration statement for that...

Cya !