[Mailman-Users] Reply-to options not working
mailman at jordan.maileater.net
Wed Jan 24 22:22:09 EST 2018
On 1/24/2018 12:50 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> I think there's an obvious algorithm for "smart single reply":
> 1. If there is a Reply-To, address the message to Reply-To.
> 2. Else if there is a List-Post, address the message to List-Post.
> 3. Else address the message to From. (If there's no From, the
> message violates the most basic RFCs so all bets are off.)
> Assuming that no lists munge Reply-To, I think you'll agree that this
> is what you want 90% of the time (conservative estimate). There are
> some issues with this algorithm in practice:
If a message had only List-Post and From, that wouldn't get the result
that I would want. I would want Reply to go to the author. As a list
member, I consider it an absolute requirement that Reply go to the
author and only to the author; I boycott any list that directs Reply to
the list. (I've dropped off the "staff" list for an event I was
participating in for this reason.)
I want "Reply" to go to the author, and "Reply All" to go to the author,
the list, and any other To or CC destinations. I simply can't
understand any other answer. I don't understand why anybody feels a
need for "Reply List".
How that translates into headers that the mailing list software
generates, shrug. Yes, the mailing list software could always force in
a Reply-To: <author> to get the semantics that I want, but why should it
add that noise? Or the mailing list software could omit List-Post,
which I suppose would be fine too (since I don't understand why you
would want it).
Before DMARC munging, I could have (mis)configured my MUA to ignore
Reply-To and mostly gotten the right semantics even on an evil
Reply-To:<list> list. With DMARC munging that's no longer an option; I
need Reply-To: <author> on DMARC-munged lists.
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