[Mailman-Developers] Re: Reverting question
Chuq Von Rospach
Tue, 14 Nov 2000 07:43:33 -0800
At 10:25 AM +0000 11/14/00, John Block wrote:
> > I'm surprised. I would think that munging reply-to is only useful for
>> lists of people who don't know how to drive their MUAs.
Mail User Agent (aka client)
MLM (mail list manager)
MTA (mail transfer agent)
In general I'm against coercing Reply-To. Strongly.
But there are times when it's the right/necessary thing to do, so you
want that option. In general yous houldn't use it, but sometimes you
need it. One classic case is a mailing list under NDA discussing a
beta software release, where all e-mail has to be logged and
evaluated, and the *wrong* thing to do is reply privately to a
person, because the beta team needs a copy. In that case, reply-to
gets coerced to the list, and that reply-to needs to be dominant
(i.e., an existing reply-to from a user *can't* take precedent).
Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apple Mail List Gnome (mailto:email@example.com)
Be just, and fear not.