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Re: [SLE] A small request.
  • From: Philipp Thomas <pth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 23:22:05 +0100
  • Message-id: <4fj8sug7jn60a6t3n63vu3sb6b82k0e466@xxxxxxx>
Dylan <dylan@xxxxxxxxxxx> [Sat, 2 Nov 2002 14:44:38]:

>This isn't as transparent as it might be since the SuSE list mails have
>no REPLY-TO header!

And that's as it should! Think of a user with full mailbox. If Reply-To
points to the list, the system will send the rejected mail to the list,
which will once again send it to the user, e voila, a wonderful loop.

Many MUAs have a feature called 'list reply', which will send the mail
*only* to the list. Those that use MUAs without that feature (like I do)
just have to edit the mail header. It's amazing that such simple editing
tasks seem to be too much work for some people.

Astonishingly there are mailing lists where people (mostly) do it right
and follow common netiquette (i.e. post only to the list, avoid full
quotes and top posting).


Philipp Thomas work: pthomas@xxxxxxx
Development SuSE Linux AG private: pth@xxxxxxxxx

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