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Old 07-08-2010, 02:13 PM
Tom Horsley
 
Default Reply-To munging summary (was: Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers)

On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 09:14:23 -0430
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> Why does no-one ever mention "Reply To List" as the proper way to, duh,
> reply to the list?

Probably because all the mail clients I've seen have it hidden
somewhere down inside some obscure pull-down and users don't
even know such a thing exists or their mail client supports
it (I certainly didn't know claws had a "reply to list" till
the last time this thread came up here, someone mentioned
it, and I actually went looking for it).
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:45 PM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Reply-To munging summary (was: Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers)

On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 09:14:23 -0430,
Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 13:29 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > Also, people that are used to Reply-To munging can get used to
> > clicking "reply to all"; it's a matter of habit, but no functionality
> > is lost.
>
> Why does no-one ever mention "Reply To List" as the proper way to, duh,
> reply to the list?

It isn't always the case that you want to reply to the list. When you want
that, then sure that is something you can do.

But you don't always know if people are subscribed or not and there may be
cases where people like getting a second message directly to them.

The proper way to indicate that you don't want separate direct copies in
addition to the list copy is to set an appropriate mail-followup-to header.
Then things work automatically and people don't need to guess your intentions,
remember them or notice them buried in the signature part of an email message.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:16 PM
Bruno Wolff III
 
Default Reply-To munging summary (was: Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers)

On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 11:43:10 -0430,
Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That surely is up to the receiver, not the sender. Furthermore, as it
> will vary from list to list it seems impractical to have to set it
> individually for each post if the MUA doesn't support it automatically
> (Evolution doesn't).

Yeah, you really need support in the clients for this to work well. Mutt
has a way to do this, but typically I don't use it as I find getting
separately addressed useful. (This used to be especially true on the
postgres lists about 5 years ago. They had a large latency at that time.)
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