[Mailman-Users] Reply-to options not working

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Tue Jan 30 18:42:57 EST 2018

On 01/30/2018 03:11 PM, Jordan Brown wrote:
> There are those who would consider it a problem if your mailing list is 
> (mis:-)configured to add "Reply-To: <list>" if there is no existing 
> "Reply-To".

I don't see how the MLM's behavior (good / bad / indifferent) has 
anything to do with this being a problem.  Specifically that the sample 
message has the Reply-To: set to the same value as the From:.

    From: Grant Taylor <redacted at example.net>
    To:  Mailman-Users <mailman-users at python.org>
    CC:  REDACTED <redacted at example.com>
    Reply-To: Grant Taylor <redacted at example.net>
    Subject:  Testing...

> Replies will be routed to the author, where replies to other messages 
> will be routed to the list.

I assume that you are referring to messages coming out of the MLM, in 
comparison to messages that went directly to CC recipients and where 
their replies would go.  I.e. if REDACTED replies to the above message 
vs a mailing list subscriber replying to the message they received.

I personally would try to avoid the above scenario, particularly when a 
discussion mailing list is one of the recipients.  Or I'd like configure 
the Reply-To: to reflect the mailing list.  (Of course that has it's own 
complications and failure modes.)

Grant. . . .
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