[Baypiggies] list mail and gmail ?

Michael Bernstein webmaven at cox.net
Mon Jun 19 22:26:13 CEST 2006

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 12:11 -0700, steve hindle wrote:
> On 6/19/06, Anna Ravenscroft <annaraven at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.)
> I agree - neither system is perfect.  I just wish the (IMHO) 'common
> case' of wanting to sent group communications back to the group didn't
> require extra work.  The main justification I've seen for this is
> "some geek wrote a paper about how he embarassed himself one time.."

It does not require extra work if your email client supports
reply-to-list. For example, in Evolution this is done by hitting Ctrl+L.

Enabling this functionality is what the List-Post: header (which Mailman
includes) is for.

If your preferred email client does not yet have a reply-to-list
function, ask for one. Here is the appropriate bug for Thunderbird that
you can vote for:

And voting for the Mozilla variant bug of this may do some good:

Finally, this appears to be the correct venue for GMail feature


- Michael

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