[Mailman-Users] Newer Thunderbird reply list behaviour
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Fri Aug 4 11:39:02 EDT 2017
On 08/04/2017 07:46 AM, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> I am recently getting a lot of complaints from Thunderbird users
> on several lists running on our Mailman 2.1.24 system that when they
> press ctrl+r for reply, the reply goes to the individual sender and not
> the list. Mailman is set to strip the Reply-To header and set replies
> to go to the list. I believe that something in newer Thunderbirds are
> detecting the list headers and giving the user the option of replying to
> the author (ctrl+r) and the list (ctrl+l). The only issue is sometimes
> this doesn't seem to be obvious to our blind subscribers which option
> to use in Thunderbird.
I can reproduce the behavior in Thunderbird 52.2.1 with this message.
I get the same behavior via pressing <Ctrl>-<r> and clicking the reply
button, both of which reply to the OP, /not/ to the list.
I do have a button "Reply List" which seems to use the List-Post header.
It's been a while since I set up a Mailman mailing list, but I seem to
remember having Mailman add a Reply-To and direct the replies to the
mailing list / List-Post address.
> Does anyone know the precise mechanisms that Thunderbird is using, and
> whether there is any way to overrite it so we can get the old behaviour
> back by using the reply function to reply to the list?
I don't think this is a Thunderbird problem per say. Reply "to sender"
and reply "to list" are two distinct things.
To me, this is a user education issue -or- a mailing list configuration
issue. (Sorry, I can't point to how to reconfigure things.)
Grant. . . .
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