[Mailman-Users] Reply to list

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Feb 5 23:34:42 CET 2004

At 12:15 AM +0200 2004/02/06, Lena at lena.kiev.ua wrote:

>>          It is far easier to add information (e.g., add another recipient
>>  address) than it is to recreate information that was destroyed.
>  I can recall not one letter directly from a person's MUA to me with
>  "Reply-To:" differing from "From:".

	Fine.  Those messages weren't munged by a misguided mailing list manager.

>                                       And I had much correspondence since
>  1996: on most lists I use digest mode, counter of sent by me letters
>  in my MUA shows currently 54532, I receive about 4.3 times more
>  letters than I send (i.e. I received about quarter million letters).

	I can go back through the 90's, into the mid-80's if length of 
time is the important criteria here.  I have multiple gigabytes of 
e-mail on my current system, and untold gigabytes of e-mail archived 
off in one place or another.

>  Yes, I did consider. The fact that many newbie members on my
>  relatively small (227 members today) list haven't "Reply to all" button
>  overrode other concerns.

	See my previous message.  It has been my experience that people 
continue down this path, heedless of all warnings, until the fateful 
day comes when this really, really seriously bites them, and they 
lose their job, their business, their best friend (or friends), their 
spouse, or whatever.

	After all, when you're playing Russian Roulette, you keep living 
(and winning), every time you pull that trigger.  That is, until the 
last one.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
     -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

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