[python-uk] The perils of reply-to

Michael sparks.m at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 20:41:31 CET 2013


On 3 January 2013 17:29, Jon Ribbens <jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk> wrote:
>
> 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.

No, he's not - he's absolutely correct when he says the mailing list
exists to serve its users - not any notion of correctness.


Michael. (noting it's clearly bike shed season)


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