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Re: Rmail: 'reply' vs 'reply-all'?

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Rmail: 'reply' vs 'reply-all'?
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:17:12 +0000

Christopher Pinon <> writes:
> During my private tests, I used three other email addresses that I have:
> myusername AT domain1, myusername AT domain2, and myusername AT
> domain3. These are different addresses (because different domains), but
> 'myusername' is the same in each case. What I found is that 'r' in Rmail
> did not add these addresses to "CC" or "To", which is what puzzled me.
> As soon as I used an address of the form anotherusername AT domain in
> "CC" or "To", 'r' in Rmail behaved as expected (i.e., as according to
> the manual) and added it to "CC" or "To".
> In sum, 'r' in Rmail appears to treat the addresses myusername AT
> domain1, myusername AT domain2, and myusername AT domain3 as the same
> address, which is a bit unfortunate. In practice, it's not likely to be
> a significant issue (it was an artifact of my private tests), but it
> nevertheless seems a little odd for 'r' in Rmail to treat such addresses
> as the same.

This is an obscure case.  On the other hand, it should work.  So, this
looks like a bug to me.

I have never encountered this problem in practice when using Rmail though.

Robert Thorpe

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