[Baypiggies] list mail and gmail ?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Jun 19 22:04:32 CEST 2006

On 6/19/06, Rick Kwan <kenobi at gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe that 'anyone' = 'me' in this case. :-)  For that list, I
> originally had Mailman configured so that replies go to the list.
> However, there were several user who were surprised to see replies
> they had intended for the an original sender end up on the whole list.
>  These users are not computer scientists or web developers, but rather
> engineers (plus a few teachers , biologists, and physical scientists)
> working on non-computer end products.  I don't know what types of mail
> clients they were using, how the options were presented to them, or
> how much they participate in other lists; but I'm starting to suspect
> that these all were factors.

No. It's because the reply-to header, by (flawed) design tells the
mail reading application to treat "reply" as "reply-all". This
confuses most users (including myself) who have a "reply" and a
"reply-all" button next to each other and know how to use them.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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