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Re: [opensuse] Re: Off Topic: using reply-to
On 18/06/17 10:35 AM, Wols Lists wrote:
It would be nice, however, if the options "reply to list", "reply to
all", "reply to sender" actually did what they said on the tin.

They do.
Some mailers, however, are broken. They simply don't have a 'reply-to-list'
button. many, many years go, Thunderbird didn't. Now it does and it works.

It gets very confusing when they work correctly on some lists, they all
do "reply to list" on others, and all do "reply to sender" on yet others!

It is the policy of the list whether or not they include the necessary headers
in the messages to make "reply-to-list' work, or if the default reply is to the
list or if it is to the person who posted the message you are replying to.

As Linda suggested, I get around this this by adding an explicit "reply to"
field to make sure that the reply goes to the list even if you hit the "reply"
rather than the "reply to list" button, or if you mailer is broken and it
doesn't have a 'reply to list' button.

Let me repeat:
IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OF EACH AND EVERY LIST WHETHER IT USES A 'reply to
list' FUNCTION OR NOT.

There is no "one ring to rule them all", no police going around enforcing
policy. The Good mailing list software follows the RFC, but don't expect Gmail,
Googlegroups or YahooGroups to be using strictly conformant software, either for
their list managers or for their webmail interfaces.

I see from you headers that you are using Thunderbird/38.
I can't recall when the 'reply-to-list' was added and debugged, perhaps someone
knows.

I do know that the current release of Thunderbird is up in the 50s; I'm using
52.2. Perhaps you should update. Check the logs to see what bugs and problems
and vulnerabilities have been fixed between 38 and 52.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?


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