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Re: Change in rmail-reply

From: Don Armstrong
Subject: Re: Change in rmail-reply
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:44:21 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009, Richard M Stallman wrote:
> The RFC is clear, but it seems to be clearly wrong. If John Doe
> sends a message to you, and you resend it to me, and I do "reply to
> all", it seems clear that my reply should by default go to you.

Resent-To: shouldn't be set in such a case; that's forwarding, and
should end up with entirely new From/To headers.

> And if you resent it to emacs-devel as well as to me, it seems clear
> that "reply to all" should include emacs-devel by default.
> Can anyone present an argument in support of what the RFC says?

Resent-To: fields are only there to indicate when a message has been
reinserted into the mail delivery chain by someone.

Don Armstrong

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