[Mailman-Users] Reply to list

Bernd Petrovitsch bernd at firmix.at
Thu Feb 5 13:37:30 CET 2004

On Don, 2004-02-05 at 07:55, Mark Dadgar wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2004, at 10:35 PM, Thomas Hochstein wrote:
> > <http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html>
> This is totally ridiculous.

No. Reply-To set to the list is evil (and for God's sake actually almost
no list I know of uses it).

> The document you reference is a long attempt at rationalizing why we 
> shouldn't bother to try to make mail systems Do The Right Thing.

It is up to the reader if he wants to reply to the list or the the
single poster. So you should have two buttons there: one for "reply"
which replies to the sender of the mail (which is the original sender
and not the maillist-mgr-software) and one for "list-reply" (if the mail
comes from a mailing list).

> The tool should fit the job and not the other way around.

Yes. Just choose a good MUA which supports you in doing your job.

> It's 2004.  Get over it.

Yes. And it should be clear that the user at the end gets the choice
(and not some overly-clever maillist admin in between interferes ....).

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