[Mailman-Users] [Mailman-Developers] Re: Reverting question

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Tue Nov 14 16:43:33 CET 2000

At 10:25 AM +0000 11/14/00, John Block wrote:

>  > I'm surprised.  I would think that munging reply-to is only useful for
>>  lists of people who don't know how to drive their MUAs.

Mail User Agent (aka client)

Other jargon:

MLM (mail list manager)
MTA (mail transfer agent)

In general I'm against coercing Reply-To. Strongly.

But there are times when it's the right/necessary thing to do, so you 
want that option. In general yous houldn't use it, but sometimes you 
need it. One classic case is a mailing list under NDA discussing a 
beta software release, where all e-mail has to be logged and 
evaluated, and the *wrong* thing to do is reply privately to a 
person, because the beta team needs a copy. In that case, reply-to 
gets coerced to the list, and that reply-to needs to be dominant 
(i.e., an existing reply-to from a user *can't* take precedent).

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com)
Apple Mail List Gnome (mailto:chuq at apple.com)

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