[Mailman-developers] reply-to munging

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@CNRI.Reston.Va.US (Barry A. Warsaw)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 16:27:54 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "JV" == John Viega <jtv2j@cs.virginia.edu> writes:

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

I'm still really worried about allowing any reply-to munging.  I just
think that allowing administrators to reply-to munge message is
setting them up for gobs of complaints.  I know that have complained
loudly and often when mailing lists I'm on do reply-to munging.  A
mailing list just shouldn't do this.  If an admin turns this on, it
*will* break for some people who are using Reply-To: in a completely
valid and acceptable way.

So we can still debate whether it should be allowed.  Perhaps letting
the site decide whether admins will be allowed to do this is another
option.  That way an admin would have to plead his case with the site
admin to even be allowed to change this.

Given my reservations in general, I agree with John.  If munging is
absolutely going to happen on a list, it should be consistent.  At
least that way they'll hear the screams earlier.