[Mailman-developers] reply-to munging

John Viega jtv2j@cs.virginia.edu
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 14:24:27 -0400 (EDT)

> >From the conversations about the reply-to issues, i propose changing
> reply_goes_to_list so it will *not* cause user specified reply-to
> headers, if present, to be replaced with the list's address.  It just
> does not seem valid to override the mechanism which is intended for
> users to make their correct address available.
> Conversely, though using the reply-to at all in this way seems a bit
> improper, it sounds like the functionality is really necessary for
> some kinds of lists.  (Perhaps i'm neglecting some alternate means for
> implementing this that was mentioned?)
> This will apply at least to individual messages, while digests as a
> whole will have the list as the reply-to addr.
> Objections?

Yes, I object to that.  Either the person sees why reply-to munging is
bad, or he doesn't.  If he doesn't, he's not going to want this
behavior.  Consistancy is important; there should not be differing
behavior on a per-list basis when you hit "reply" based on the mail
setup of the original sender.