Oh, and while we're complaining about email
headers for this
list, any chance the "Reply To:" could be set to the
listaddress? This is how it's generally done on other lists
Please, anything but that...
Bah, not a bad document but I've never been a 100% convinced. OK, I'll
say a bit about this, and then because its approaching extreme
off-topicness we'll stop at some point soon before it becomes religious :)
I am on around 30 lists. Only two have an explicit
On this account I'm on three lists, two of them have the explicit
Reply-to: set, go figure.
On both of them I have managed to send personal reply
the whole list. You should need to think *before* you send to the
whole list, rather than to send to one person.
IMHO you should think before you send email full stop ;)
Arguments for the use of "Reply to:" are as follows, with varying degrees
of usefulness and in no particular order:
-- It makes it easy to participate on mailing lists using iffy email
clients, such as the webmail interface I'm on now. At the moment in order
to reply to the mailing list rather than to the sender I need to mess
around with the address book or cut and paste.
-- It stops people clicking "Reply all" in order to send an email to the
list, for example I received two copies of your last email, one to me and one
via the list.
-- The opposite of the "personal email to the list" problem occurs, when
you click "reply" and send an email to the list, only to realise
afterwards it just went to the person who sent the email you were replying
-- I'm not sure what it means as far as error messages go, they may go to
the list, which would be fatal, depends on the other headers AFAIK.
Hmm, not that convincing, and YMMV to quite an extent. I think in the end
the arguments are subjective enough that it's up to the listmaster. We'll
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