Reply-To field in mail

Michael McDaniel <>
Wed Jan 11 08:15:19 CET 2006


On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 11:44:36AM +0500, Timur Irmatov wrote:
> On 1/11/06, Nick Linker <> wrote:
> > Good day.
> >
> > There is a way to make the "erlang-questions" mailing list more
> > convenient just by adding "Reply-To" field in the message header for the
> > messages coming from the mailing list. After that one can just press the
> > "Reply" button in his favourite mail client without having to fill the
> > necessary fields manually. (As for me, I often reply to the sender
> > directly instead of replying to the mailing list.)
> >
> > What do the Subscribers think about such feature?
> 
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> 
> --
> Timur Irmatov, xmpp:
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However, in some mailers, pressing g)roup reply (as described
in unicom link above) sends a copy to the original author *and*
the list.  So the original author gets two copies unless the
person replying drops the extra address.  I find that annoying,
though not an overriding reason to munge headers.

The solution, yet again, is a mailer that handles mailing
lists, such as mutt.  In mutt I press L to reply only to
the list.

~Michael



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