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Re: [opensuse] Re: don't set Reply-to!! (was NO PERSONAL REPLIES...)
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 22:29:24 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612072228320.31022@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 7 2006 22:15, Joachim Schrod wrote:
> Carlos F Lange wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Any decent mailing list software will filter out these messages.
> Get a better mailing list software if that happens.

Or better yet: have the user configure their mail blurb in a way so that
it does not autoreply to lists, which would be the overall best
solution!


-`J'
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