[Baypiggies] list mail and gmail ?

Alex Martelli aleax at google.com
Mon Jun 19 20:24:02 CEST 2006

On 6/19/06, Anna Ravenscroft <annaraven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/19/06, Anna Ravenscroft <annaraven at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > But for now, I'd be happy to just get gmail to behave.  I
> > > really don't want it to send BOTH a private response AND a list
> > > response, and generally the list response is the one I want.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the way the list is set up, that's what is supposed to
> > happen.
> To clarify: the list setup is what tells gmail that baypiggies is a
> cc: instead of a To:
> In other words, gmail is behaving: it's doing exactly what the list
> maintainers want it to do, rather than what you want it to do.
> Unfortunately, gmail doesn't have a "workaround" to override the list
> default.

My "workaround" is always to use reply-to-all -- I like it when other people
do that, because then I can set my mail rules (on both gmail, and
Mail.appon my Mac) to tag or classify the responses (which are "To:"
me and "Cc:"
the list) as both "addressed to me personally, shd get to it soon" AND
"addressed to this specific list" (and I can get around to various lists
with lower priority depending on my available time).  I don't have precise
stats but it seems to me that many people ARE similarly defaulting to "reply
to all", just like I do, and perhaps for similar reasons.

Unfortunately, this may cause C/R requests to come back to me, of course;-)

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