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Re: [opensuse] Re: Off Topic: using reply-to
* Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [06-18-17 21:04]:
On 19/06/17 00:11, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Wols Lists <antlists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [06-18-17 10:03]:
On 18/06/17 13:05, Anton Aylward wrote:
This is the other side of the argument that the list should be configured
to so
that replies go to the list not the poster, that people 'naturally' hit
to", so the list should be configured that way and 'all other lists are
that" and the openSUSE list is deviant.
And then you get lists (I'm on a few) that are configured such that
*none* of the reply options actually work other than "reply to list". So
when I do want to reply privately, I have to "forward" and then manually
enter the email address :-(

(Or "reply" then manually delete the list and enter the recipient...)
point is that you can recognize the difference and still apply your choice
which many mail clients make very difficult. goes back to the windows
mentality that they know better what you need/can do that what you do.

linux is still about choice.

The REAL point is that you don't have to be forced to check every
message you type to ensure that it is going to the right destination.
When I click on the Reply icon I expect that the msg will be delivered
as a private msg because this is what Reply is designed to do.

don't you even look to see where it is addressed?

I also expect that when someone types in the body of a msg that the msg
is private and offlist then the reply would also be private even though
the sender made an inadvertent mistake and clicked on the wrong icon
when sending the message.

if you cut off you finger, it is still cut off whether you intended to or
not. be responsible for your own action. what you propose is what the
windoz world wants, for someone else to make their decisions.

(paka)Patrick Shanahan Plainfield, Indiana, USA @ptilopteri openSUSE Community Member facebook/ptilopteri
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