[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Mar 21 05:55:41 CET 2015
Richard Damon writes:
> Thunderbird isn't quite like that, but when I reply to a message from
> the list I am given 3 options:
> Reply All
> Reply to List
> The Reply to List option is made available by the List-Post header I
I don't understand why they do it this way. If I were writing an MUA,
I'd make each addressee a button which replies to them only. For the
explicit reply button, I'd automatically put the list-post and author
in To:, provide an obvious delete button on each (as Gmail does), and
provide an "add other addressees" button in Cc:.
As it happens, on XEmacs lists about half the people who are most
likely to end up in "reply-all" cc lists *want* to be cc'd because
their filters put general list traffic in a folder they read much less
frequently, but replies to their own posts they want to read
immediately, so I've never coded it.
It's a very difficult UI/UX problem, I think.
 The alternative use for active regions over an addressee would be
to provide contact list information, but I would do that in a tooltip.
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