[Tutor] Replying to the tutor-list

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 14 20:59:14 CET 2007

"Rikard Bosnjakovic" <rikard.bosnjakovic at gmail.com> wrote 

> All texts that I reply to this list are automatically sent to the
> author, or - by selecting "Reply all" in my mail client - the
> tutorlist gets a CC.

Yep, that makes sense. It's how mail tools work in a sane world.
You Reply and it goes to the sender.
You ReplyAll and it goes to everyone who received the message, 
including the list.

Normal email behaviour.

> Why is there no reply-to-tag in all the posts, making the list
> recipient at all times?

Because hitting Reply and sending to a list would only be 
consistent if the list was the originator of the message.
Some mailing lists do implement this bizarre and 
non-standard email behaviour but thankfully the Python 
community doesn't! This behaviour has been standard 
in email tools for over 25 years, let's not try to change 
it now!

IMHO of course :-)

Alan G.

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