[Python-Dev] Re: [spambayes-dev] spambayes-checkins -> spambayes-dev, python-checkins -> python-dev

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Oct 7 08:30:24 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 07:41, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     Greg> On 06 October 2003, Skip Montanaro said:
>     >> Maybe the Reply-To: for spambayes-checkins should be spambayes-dev
>     >> (and similarly for python-checkins/python-dev).  Can that be
>     >> engineered through Mailman?
>     Greg> Yes -- it's on the "General Options" page.  Look for
>     Greg> reply_goes_to_list.
> After seeing your answer I know I asked the wrong question. <wink> I
> shouldn't have said "Reply-To:".  In X?Emacs/VM, I just hit the 'f' key to
> reply to you and to cc spambayes-dev.  Had this been a spambayes-checkins
> message, it would have been nice if the cc went to spambayes-dev instead of
> spambayes-checkin.
> I can probably solve that for myself by tweaking the vm-followup command
> (what the 'f' key is bound to), but there's probably not a general solution.
> Setting Reply-To: *might* be okay in a situation like this where you don't
> want chit-chat on a checkins list to get lost or not seen by the larger
> audience, but I'd only use it as a last resort.

IMO as an anti-Reply-to munger, I think this is one situation where
Reply-To hacking is perfectly legit.  You don't want discussions on
-checkins, you want them on the discuss mailing list (in this case
spambayes-dev).  MM2.1 can be configured to retain any existing Reply-To
fields so people who have to set this to worm around their broken mail
systems can still be coddled.

python-devers and spambayes-devers, you vant I should do dis?

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