[Tutor] Question re Tutor List Etiquette

Tom Fitzhenry tomfitzyuk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 21:11:33 CEST 2007

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 11:06:05AM -0700, Dick Moores wrote:
> Replying only to the list takes a bit of trouble. The default 
> behavior seems to be that the "Reply" button addresses the author 
> only and not the list; "Reply to all" addresses both the list, the 
> author, and any others included in the To: or Cc: headers of the post 
> being replied to. Or at least that's how Eudora and Gmail work.
> Ten years ago or so I managed a Majordomo list, and I recall that it 
> was possible for the list manager to configure the list to include a 
> "Reply-To" header. If this would be possible for the admins to do 
> with Tutor -- to include a "Reply-To: tutor at python.org" header in the 
> posts sent out by the list, it would enable us to address a reply 
> only to the list by hitting the "Reply" button.

Mutt can be configured to recognize which emails are from a mailing list and
provides a list-reply command which only replies to the list.

I've read Thunderbird have been planning a list-reply button, but could only
find information on a plugin (and patch) which does this at the moment:

About other mail clients, I don't know.

Procmail can be configured to detect these duplicates and
filter/delete/forward/etc. them:
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/procmail/ (7th paragraph, "Now, here's a really useful
rule, ...")

I don't post that often so I don't get this that often, so it doesn't bother me
that much, but I could see how it'd be annoying to those who post frequently.

Tom Fitzhenry

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