[python-uk] The perils of reply-to

Jon Ribbens jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk
Thu Jan 3 18:29:43 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 05:13:57PM +0000, Michael Foord wrote:
> On 3 Jan 2013, at 17:07, Jon Ribbens <jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk> wrote:
> > I don't want either of those options, I want the proper, standard
> > list behaviour, which is "Reply-To unchanged from the sender's email".
> However sincerely (and obstinately) you believe in the correctness
> of your desires, the mailing list exists to serve its users - not
> any notion of correctness. The majority of the subscribers who have
> expressed an opinion, either in this thread or the poll, prefer
> reply-to-list.
> FWIW on lists where reply-to goes to the individual I *very*
> regularly see messages accidentally sent only to the original sender
> and not to the list. This is regularly a (mild) impediment to
> communication. I very rarely see the opposite (public replies that
> were meant to be private). So the cure is largely worse than the
> disease.

You are wrong. HTH.

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