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Re: Reply to header

From: John Davidorff Pell
Subject: Re: Reply to header
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 23:41:19 -0800

Ok, this is the third e-mail that I have sent in reply to this thread, each one complicated (in a different way) by the lack of a reply-to header.

The first one, I took the time to make sure that when I replied to Tom, my message got sent to the list.

The second one, after realising that the first had bounced because I sent it from the wrong address, I replied again... forgetting to add the list as a recipient.

This one, finally, I am using the reply-all command, so two people, who I know are subscribers to the list, are going to receive two copies of this e-mail... because I do not have a command to reply-only-to-list (which is what reply-to would do).

I vote for adding the header. It does make it a little easier for those of us whose mail client doesn't do our dishes as well. (That is me bashing mutt, not because it is not a great mail client, but because the people who use it tend to worship it and declare that all other mail clients are evil and worthless.)


On 3 Nov 2004, at 11:59, Tom von Schwerdtner wrote:

 On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 14:53 -0800, Buddy Burden wrote:


  Double replies occur only, if the author is a subscriber.

  So on lists, where anyone can post ( like LKML ) , Reply-To:
  would be bad ( becuase the original author would not get a reply,
  unless you add him manually ).

  On lists, where only subscribers can post, Reply-To: might be good.

 Fair enough.  Which type are we ?

 Subscribers only.  This should probably be advertised somewhere.

Personally, sending an email to a list I wasn't subscribed to would
never even occur to me. It would be like posting to a newsgroup I never
read: roughly akin to shouting a question off the side of a cliff then
walking away.  But perhaps that's just me. :)

I have to admit it is a toss up.   I set this list to "subscribers only" because I get enough spam as it is (some from open lists, which I find especially annoying).  However it is sometimes annoying to have to subscribe to a mailing list just to ask 1 question about the subject matter.


It's all fun and games 'til someone writes to a NULL pointer!

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