[Baypiggies] list mail and gmail ?

Anna Ravenscroft annaraven at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 20:48:08 CEST 2006

On 6/19/06, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2006, Anna Ravenscroft wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> All correct!  As you said earlier, my experience is that it's overall
> worth some nuisance in sending e-mail to the list because that keeps
> private e-mail off-list.

I wish it worked. ;-) If I'm in the habit of hitting "reply to all" to
reply to this list, then I'm probably going to hit that when replying,
even when I'm replying to the individual. Oops. We've seen it happen
on this list before. I've done it too and felt really silly
afterwards. Ah well. Can't make anything idiot-proof - idiots are far
too ingenious! (and we all have "idiot" moments.)

What I will *not* do is go out of my way to change the default
reply-to-all behavior. If the list-owners want the only way to reply
to the list is to send an email "To" the person and "cc" the list,
then that's what's gonna happen. Certainly you don't expect every
single person on the list to edit the to-line every time they send a
reply to the list. I was actually surprised to hear that anyone does

Anyways, I know I'm on the minority side for this, so I just accept
the default of "reply to all" and figure the majority want their
mailboxes cluttered with extra copies of emails in order for me to
reply to the mailing list. (I'm not sure *why* people want this, but
that's their preference, apparently.)


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