[ mailman-Feature Requests-1469343 ] Per-user Reply-To mungling for sent mails

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Feature Requests item #1469343, was opened at 2006-04-12 08:16
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Timo Sirainen (cras)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Per-user Reply-To mungling for sent mails

Initial Comment:
This feature request isn't the same as the existing
ones about per-user reply-to mungling (eg. 788314).

I like the ability for users to be able to select if
they want to get both private and list replies (highly
useful in big traffic lists) or only list replies (if
you're going to read all the mails in the list anyway).

Now this is already possible assuming that everyone
hits Reply-to-all, which I think is what most people
do. However for those who want only the list replies,
they need to set "Reply-To: list" header for their own
mails. This is impossible or difficult to configure to
be automatic in most email clients.

So, a user-specific option to specify if the Reply-To
header should be added to mails the user himself sends
would be nice.


>Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2006-07-09 17:27

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Apparently, as you say, this is not the same as RFEs 788314
and 828564. Those ask that a member be able to specify
whether or not to receive posts from the list with a
Reply-To: the list added.

This RFE (and the associated patch 1515716) asks that a
posting member be able to instruct the list to put a
Reply-To: the list in her posts delivered to the list members.

I really don't see the need for this. If a member selects
the "Avoid duplicate copies", he will only receive one copy
of a "reply all" whether or not he is explicitly addressed
in the reply.

Further, the poster can simply add a Reply-To: the list to
her post if desired (and if her MUA allows this conveniently).

Finally, the appropriate reply address is dynamic. For some
posts one may want replies to the list and for others one
may want replies off list, and it is as much the choice of
the responder as the original poster which is appropriate in
any particular case.


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