[Mailman-Users] setting reply address

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Oct 20 21:54:14 EDT 2018

On 10/20/18 5:12 PM, Mark T wrote:
> Hi can anyone help please
> I have a announce only list
> What I am trying to do  is have it set so when you reply to the list  it will 
> Go to a selected email address
> I have set this but when I reply it goes to the selected email address also the announce list as well

If I understand correctly what your issue is, the bottom line is you
can't control this.

If you have configured your list with reply_goes_to_list = Explicit
address and reply_to_address = the address you want, say
user at example.com, then a post from the list will be sent out with the

To: the list address
From: the original sender
Reply-To: user at example.com

The issue is that these are only 'suggestions' to the recipient's MUA
(mail client) as to what to do when the recipient says 'reply' or
'reply-all'. Most MUAs understand that Reply-To: takes precedence over
From: and will address a reply only to user at example.com, but not all do.

Also most will address a 'reply-all' to in this case user at example.com
and the list address but some will include the original sender in a

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