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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "reply all" etiquette: reply-all vs. reply'ing to l

From: John Meinel
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "reply all" etiquette: reply-all vs. reply'ing to list
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 18:43:11 -0500
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Zenaan Harkness wrote:

Well, I can understand how he feels, since have gotten to that
point of being _really, really sick of duplicate emails_!

Thus my email to the list.

Does anyone object if we change the recommended standard for
this list to:


unless an original poster specifically requests a CC ??

That is (obviously) my preference?


Well, actually on many mailing lists there is a configure option for "don't CC an email from the list to me, if I'm already in the list of recipients."

I use that on a couple other mailing lists I'm on, and it seems to work quite well. You can reply-all, and then the list takes care of not sending duplicates. If you log into

The very last entry is "Avoid duplicate copies of messages?". Set that to Yes, it should help.

Actually, the bigger problem I have is that the list puts itself in 'To' but not From, so a plain Reply only replies to the person. I'm not sure why, the other mailing lists I'm on put themselves as the Reply-To:

Also, the list is closed. I've have a collection email, and when I send I have to remember to change my From address, or it bounces. So reply-list should be safe, since you have to be on the list to send to it.

What I would like to see is the list set Reply-To, then just plain reply is reply-list.


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