Broken MUA interactions (was: Restarting a Python Application)

Chris Mellon arkanes at
Mon Jul 9 15:48:39 CEST 2007

On 7/8/07, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam at> wrote:
> "Peter Decker" <pydecker at> writes:
> > Imagine if you wrote applications where the default behavior did not
> > do what was needed 99% of the time: how long do you think you'd be
> > in business?
> You seem to be complaining about the functionality of your mail user
> agent (MUA) software. The mailing list processor is doing its job
> fine.

It's working as instructed, but that doesn't mean that it's doing the
best thing. It's common practice for mailing lists to set the reply-to
to the list itself, because that's the common case, and because it's
encouraged to keep discussion on the list.

If whoever manages the python lists doesn't want to do it, either
because they have some practical reason or because they've got a bug
up their ass about mail readers without list support, thats fine. But
it's hardly incorrect to configure it with the reply-to set to the
list, either.

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