On 2012/02/28 20:15 (GMT+0100) Kim Leyendecker composed:
Felix Miata wrote:
If I write a comment on a news paper article, *I* send it to the news paper company, they print it in their next edition and spread it to their subscribers. But ***I*** am still the sender ;-)
Nope. You're still the author, and the newspaper is still the sender/publisher.
According to this, the postmen would send 100% of the world's post, because they deliver it to the target person. Furthermore, 100% of the post would be controlled by postmen, that means, our whole mailsystem doesn't make sense at all.
The sender designates the destination addressee and address on the object to be sent. Postmen don't do that with normal mail, while magazines, newspapers and listservs do. List mail authors don't address their posts to me, they address their posts to the listserv. The listserv upon receipt puts my address on what I ultimately receive because it is what sends (publishes) it to me (subscribers), not the author (who normally has not the addresses of all list subscribers).