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Re: Submitter Email?
Re: Submitter Email?
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:58:55 -0700
Glenn Morris wrote:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
> >> The MFT header is added to the cc to the bug-list that goes out when a
> >> report is closed by sending a mail to 123-done. It is not added to
> >> any-and-all mails, because there is no need.
> > I disagree. The MFT header is needed in both cases.
> I disagree with your disagreement. :)
I agree. :-) (Because if I disagreed to your disagreement it would
mean I agreed. Too many double negatives. :-)
> Just follow the normal GNU mailing list conventions of using
> reply-to-all, and everything will be fine. The addition of
> debbugs.gnu.org into the system does not change anything.
Remember that the Mail-Followup-To header isn't really for the sender.
It is really for the recipient to help their mailer follow up back to
the right place. Doing a reply-all isn't the right thing for people
in that case. It produces an inferior result that we, I anyway,
simply tolerate. Because even though email is old and simple most
people today have little understanding of it and very poor etiquette
in its use.
> The MFT is only needed with the -done messages that close bugs, because
> they mess around with the recipients.
It is certainly helpful there. It would also be helpful with normal
> You're effectively saying "all lists.gnu.org mail should set MFT", which
> is not something I agree with. There's no point setting an MFT that just
> points to all the recipients.
No, I wasn't arguing for all lists. (Although that would be a
different topic.) I was only talking about BTS email. Because the
desired recipient list isn't a single mailing list. Every message has
a different recipient address with a unique bug number. That makes it
> > Please may I request a MFT header be added to messages sent to the GNU
> > BTS as an enhancement request?
> Sorry, I'm not going to do that.
> Everyone should just follow the normal lists.gnu.org convention of not
> assuming people are subscribed, and use reply-to-all, and everything
> works fine.
I think we can only agree to disagree. I will do something locally to
automatically produce an MFT header on my outgoing BTS messages
similar to normal mailing list messages.
I just wish people would practice better email skills. I know.
"Taint ever going to happen." But I can wish for it.
> (And let's face it, MFT isn't a magic bullet; and the people who reply
> to me off-list by mistake are always using dumb mail clients that don't
> respect it anyway.)
Nope. And I can't even say it was better in the old days. As I
remember things people have never been good at email. :-(
Thanks for discussing the issue.