[Tutor] Replying to the tutor-list
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
IMHO of course :-)
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