[erlang-questions] Is erlang-questions setting Reply-To properly?

Jon Gretar Borgthorsson <>
Mon Jul 14 10:54:46 CEST 2008


I actually still prefer Reply-To being set.The "Reply to all method" is
flawed and in 99% of cases it forces extra work to do a simple thing.
The simple fact is on almost all mail clients(every single one I have tried)
this has the effect that you reply to the mail list and 99% that is exactly
what you want to happen.
Using "Reply to all" adds multiple addresses and I need to clear the senders
email address because otherwise he would get duplicate emails. Which I think
is just impolite plain and simple. After clearing the original senders email
then one has to move the only email address you really want(namely
) from CC to TO.

The effect is that in some cases it takes even longer to muddle around with
the email address field than writing the email itself.

The simple fact is that most people expect to write to the list when hiting
reply. It's what usually happens on most mailing lists.

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 6:40 AM, Dmitrii Dimandt <> wrote:

>
> On Jul 11, 2008, at 11:05 PM, Alain O'Dea wrote:
>
> > Interesting article. Thank you Lev. I had not realized the side-
> > effects were so severe, but upon review they make perfect sense. I
> > will use Reply All and maybe even get at the admins of other lists to
> > remove this reply-to munging.
> >
>
>
> Also try these:
>
> Reply-to considered useful:
> http://www.metasystema.net/essays/reply-to.mhtml
>
> Reply-to still considered harmful, really:
> http://woozle.org/~neale/papers/reply-to-still-harmful.html
>
>
> :)
>
>
>
>
> > On 10-Jul-08, at 10:59 PM, Lev Walkin wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> >>
> >>
> >> Alain O'Dea wrote:
> >>> It looks like the list-serv for erlang-questions is leaving Reply-
> >>> To  blank instead of setting or overriding it to be "
> 
> >>> " as I would expect. This has lead me on multiple occasions to
> >>> reply  to the poster directly instead of replying to the thread. I
> >>> find it  very confusing.
> >>> Is erlang-questions setting Reply-To properly?
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