bcc settings on mailing lists

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Mon Jan 30 17:15:16 PST 2012

Quite often emails are sent to the wrong the list and to avoid 
continuing discussions on the wrong list it seems appropriate to cc the 
right list and bcc the wrong list. Unfortunately it seems the OpenJDK 
mailing lists are set up so that if you bcc them the mail gets sent to 
the moderator for approval. The potential ensuing delay potentially 
invalidates the whole reason for the bcc as no one on the original list 
sees it has been redirected to a better place and so discussion starts 
up on the wrong list, and then has to be redirected to the right list 
resulting in fragmented email threads.

Can we get some kind of global change to the mailing lists so that a bcc 
does not require moderator approval?

David Holmes

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