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Re: [opensuse] don't set Reply-to!! (was NO PERSONAL REPLIES...)
  • From: Carlos F Lange <carlos.lange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 12:14:52 -0700
  • Message-id: <200612071214.52882.carlos.lange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 07 December 2006 11:44, Hoper Edei Deixai wrote:
> But why the hell the list manager doesn't set reply-to header to the
> list?

It should not be set.
Everyone that managed a mailing-list long enough knows what happens when
Reply-To is set to the list and the vacation season comes. Someone sets
those automatic replies telling you that they are at some beach and
will return a month later. The response goes to the list and starts an
infinite loop. Adding to that, list members start sending replies to
the list asking why are they getting those replies and each one
triggers a new reply from the guy and we all go crazy, while he is
sleeping in a hammock drinking caipirinha. Oh, and this usually happens
on a Friday, when all list admins also left for a deserved weekend

Carlos FL
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