[Tutor] Replying

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Mar 29 00:14:56 CEST 2011

markrivet at gsoftcon.com wrote:
> When replying to the mailing list, does everyone just hit the reply button in your email program. Because that sends the email directly to your email. Also everyone is cc'ng the mailing list; is that the exceptable way to reply so everyone in the list gets the replies?

Depends on the mail client I am using to reply.

In mutt or kmail, I hit "Reply to list", and the reply just goes to the 

In Thunderbird, I use "Reply All", and edit the recipients by hand so 
that it just goes to the list, and curse the Thunderbird developers.

You should not reply to the individual unless you have something private 
to tell them. Keep replies on the list, for the benefit of anyone else 

Personally, I get annoyed when people CC me on replies that I'm also 
getting from the list, but I've long since stopped trying to hold the 
tide back :)

Thank you for asking, and welcome!


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