[Tutor] Replying to the tutor-list

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Fri Feb 16 15:44:01 CET 2007

Tim Golden schreef:
> I would take minor issue -- with you, and with the creators
> of Thunderbird which is my current mail client of choice. It
> looks to me as though you're suggesting that the reply-all
> button is there to reply to a list, whereas it seems to me
> to be there to reply to all the recipients in the original
> email, *not* just to reply to a group or other bulk originator.
> Now that's what Thunderbird does: puts Alan Gauld in the To:
> field and tutor at ... in cc: My problem there is that I usually
> don't want to send the originating individual a private copy
> of an email he/she is going to receive from the list in any
> case, so I usually cut-and-paste around so that only the list
> is in To: AFAIK, TB doesn't offer any configurability here,
> neither a reply-to-list button, nor any option to treat a
> list specially on a general reply-to-all.

It's a missing feature in Thunderbird (and some other mail readers that 
call themselves 'modern'), IMO important enough to be called a bug. 
Luckily it seems to be worked on (see 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45715 and 

Meanwhile I work around the issue by subscribing to mailing lists 
indirectly via gmane. I like the interface offered by newsgroups better 
anyway for this kind of stuff.

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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