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Re: How to reply to message in mailing list?

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: How to reply to message in mailing list?
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 04:48:06 +0200
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ej32u wrote:

> One question I do have (though maybe you won't be
> able to answer about Thunderbird), is whether it is
> sufficient to reply directly to the mailing list,
> as Thunderbird wants to do when clicking its "Reply
> List" button? I have  seen that my responses show
> up correctly in the mailing list, but is that
> enough for to whom I'm replying to see the
> message correctly?
> Thunderbird does have the option for sending
> messages directly to the recipient and CC'ing the
> mailing list (by clicking "Reply All"), but it
> doesn't seem to be the default action, and I'm not
> sure what the better behavior is in this case.
> Is there a reason to prefer one behavior to
> the other?

If you send messages to the list, everyone who
subscribes to the list, or follows the corresponding
newsgroup or Gmane group, will see them.


Sometimes people who do not subscribe to the ML still
would like to ask a question now and them. So while
they are not really into the software for the sake of
it, not enough to subscribe to the ML anyway, they
still would like to read all replies to their own
questions or suggestions, of course.

Problem is...

When you respond to a message, you don't know who is
subscribed or not.

The person writing the original post could add, "I'm
not on the list, CC all replies to me", I guess.

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