[Mailman-Users] Reply-To in 2.1b3 changed

Peter Bengtson peter.bengtson at musikelit.nu
Wed Aug 14 12:59:07 CEST 2002

In 2.1b3, as opposed to 2.1b2, the Reply-To and To fields now include
the _entire_  description of the list as configured on the General
Options page. See below:

>     Subject: Re: [Blah] Question
>        Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 12:34:28 +0200
>        From: Peter Bengtson <peter.bengtson at musikelit.nu>
>    Reply-To: This list is for the discussion of Blah <blah at frob.com>
>          To: This list is for the discussion of Blah <blah at frob.com>

I have scoured the admin pages and the NEWS document, but I can't find a
way of turning this off. 

Is it a bug? It would make much more sense if it were the _name_ of the
list ("Blah", in the example above) rather than the list description,
which isn't always worded to serve as a recipient address.

If it is a feature, I think the design team should reconsider their
choice, or add a new data field explicitly for this purpose. But to use
a list description (albeit a supposedly terse one) as the name of a
recipient is not a very good idea.

	/ Peter Bengtson

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