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"Reply-to" setup on mailing lists (Was: Sauropod Size Comparison)
Andrew Simpson writes:
> p.s. -- I'm on but two chat lists. On one list you
> simply press reply and it goes to everyone on the
> list. On this Paleo-list you have to reply to everyone
> your email only goes to the one person. Not sure which
> is better but I forget most of the time. Not really
> important but I felt like getting that off my chest.
Just to nip this in the bud before anyone starts advocating for the
reply-to-all-by-default behaviour: this is extremely comprehensively
A brief summary in the Mailman (mailing-list management) documentation
There are many reasons not to introduce or override
the Reply-To: header. One is that some posters depend
on their own Reply-To: settings to convey their valid
return address. Another is that modifying Reply-To:
makes it much more difficult to send private replies.
Another concern is that, especially on a list like this one,
accidentally sending to an individual when you meant to send to the
whole list is MUCH less damaging than the converse. Everyone who's
ever had a "Man, how much does Naish's new paper suck?" email
published in a public forum will concur :-)
So please let's not change this.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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