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Re: [opensuse] Reply to mailing lists
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2009 14:57:00 -0500
  • Message-id: <4985FE8C.5070700@xxxxxx>
On 2009/02/01 11:17 (GMT-0800) Randall R Schulz composed:

Why run an inferior email client when a superior one is at hand?

Email clients are a bit like cars, of which there are many to choose from.
You pick because of some combination of features that suits you better than
the others you've looked at, availability, and/or something particularly
compelling to you that is missing from or poorer than others.

In the case of email clients, it's so easy to right click copy from the
current message's headers some email address prior to clicking the reply
button that availability of a reply-to-list function is a non-issue for me
even though I get over 600 messages/day from mailing lists most days. The
same should be the case for those few souls who insist the right function is
for replies to default to the message's composer instead of the actual sender.

Most mailing lists, as this, are discussion lists, not personal question
lists expecting personal replies to each question's author. Replies should
default to such a group as actually sent them, for further discussion as
circumstances dictate, regardless which email client is used in any
particular instance. Exceptions to the general rule are better handled for a
relative few cases rather than requiring a greater number to handle every
reply as an exception.
--
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your
mouths, but only what is helpful for building
others up." Ephesians 4:29 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
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