[Mailman-Users] Reply-to options not working
chip at aresti.com
Mon Jan 29 12:14:29 EST 2018
I am loathe to weigh in on this architectural design discussion, but
it seems to ignore the PEBCAK effect.
I admin about a dozen _discussion_ Mailman lists as a mitzvah for
various organizations I'm fond of, none of which are well-populated
with computer scientists. Exhibit A is the number of subscribers who
have free email accounts at Yahoo, AOL, or bellsouth.net (who
subcontracts their email processing to Yahoo).
I have a constant problem with well-meaning, but essentially ignorant,
email users who, upon seeing a "Reply To:" field in their MUA's setup
screen, dutifully fill it in with their email address. Then they
complain that even though they "replied to the list", their email went
only to the poster.
That's why I have to "first_strip_reply_to", and it appears, will
still have to do so in your new paradigm, Stephen. You can't defeat
ignorance, only battle it to a bloody draw.
I've been doing this for years, and it seems that the proliferation of
POS (not "point-of-sale") cellphone email clients has made things
exponentially worse. They are more concerned with adding a button to
to automatically order whatever is in highlighted text from Amazon,
than with RFC's.
On 1/28/2018 11:43 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Jordan Brown writes:
> > 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".
> Your preference is noted, but you are definitely in a minority of
> those whose opinions I've seen over the decades. Even those who use
> Reply and Reply All as you do (I do on this list, for example),
> usually have considered it suboptimal. The preferences of list owners
> also should be respected, to the extent that replying users don't
> care. The prevalence of reply-to-munging says that they (or perhaps a
> majority of their subscribers) want replies to automatically go to the
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