[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Fri Mar 20 15:09:10 CET 2015

On 3/20/2015 10:03 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 03/20/2015 06:52 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
>> On 3/19/2015 6:47 PM, Lindsay Haisley <fmouse at fmp.com> wrote:
>>> In many mail user agents, when you press the "Reply" button the program
>>> will analyze the headers, determine that the post being replied to came
>>> from a list and offer a "Reply to List" option in addition to a simple
>>> reply, which generally goes privately to the original poster.

>> I'd really like to know which email user agents really do this.

> Actually, it doesn't work that way in any of the MUAs I know.

Which was my point... ;)

> But many offer a Reply List choice if the message has a List-Post:
> header. Thunderbird is one. Mutt offers an 'L' command to reply to
> the list.

Yep, use CTRL-SHIFT+L all the time on lists - but then get irritated
when someone CC's me individually, because it never fails that it is the
one sent directly that I end of trying to reply to, for which
Reply-To-List doesn't work, so I have to delete it and try again on the
duplicate from the list...

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