[Mailman-Users] Reply-to options not working

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Jan 22 17:55:37 EST 2018

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:41:28AM -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 01/22/2018 11:20 AM, Grant Taylor via Mailman-Users wrote:
> > 
> > So, I think Thunderbird's new default is going to cause messages to go
> > back to the author, ignoring the Reply-To.
> That's correct.
> > I can see how this could be annoying as a message author who wants
> > messages to be directed to the mailing list, particularly if I set the
> > Reply-To to be the mailing list.  *sigh*
> The T'bird developers view is that in these cases, you are offered a
> "Reply List" button and therefore, if you use "Reply" instead of "Reply
> List" you must want the reply to go somewhere other than the list. 

Its worse than that: what about people who intentionally set the Reply 
To header on *non-mailing list* emails?

E.g. if I'm about to go on holiday, I might reply to a work email:

"Please send replies to fred at example.com"

(which, of course, business email users don't read or pay attention to) 
and set the Reply To to ensure that replies go to Fred.


More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list