[erlang-questions] mailing list "reply to"

David Mercer <>
Wed Dec 1 21:41:48 CET 2010


On Wednesday, December 01, 2010, James Churchman wrote:

> Is is deliberate that the erlang mailing list does not set the "reply to"
> to  so that when you click reply in your client
> it does not reply to the list?

Yes, it is deliberate.  The idea was that it would be similar to how your
email works.  When someone emails a whole bunch of people, putting them on
the To and Cc lines, when you want to reply, "reply" replies only to the
sender, "reply-all" replies to all recipients.  Likewise with
erlang-questions: "reply" is intended to reply only to the sender, but
"reply-all" will respond to the list.

I'm not the list maintainer, it's just that this question has come up often
enough that I remember the reasoning.

Cheers,

DBM



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