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

From: Christopher Pinon
Subject: Re: Rmail: 'reply' vs 'reply-all'?
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:48:20 +0100

Robert Thorpe <> writes:

> 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 didn't want to call it a bug, but I would agree. :-)

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

I imagine that Rmail has behaved like this for a long time now, but it's
probably rarely the case that one would want to reply-all to addresses
username AT domain1, username AT domain2, etc., where username is the
same in each case.


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