[erlang-questions] mailing list "reply to"

Allan Wegan <>
Sat Dec 4 10:56:11 CET 2010


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> 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?

Here in Thunderbird 3 i get two reply buttons:
"reply" really replies to the sender of the message (the individual author).
"reply list" replies to the list.

It makes sense for me that way.


> This seems a strange option and unlike any other mailing list i have
come across :-)

Yes, it is unlike other lists, where i have to manually copy the email
address of the author if i really want to reply to the sender only.
There i get two buttons too. But they do the same, because of the faked
reply-to header. I don't like that behaviour, that breaks the standard
behaviour of email and makes the two buttons with different semantic
meanings act the same.
I feel it tries to trick me in sending private messages to the list.
That is really bad behaviour.


Thanks to the list maintainer, for letting the buttons work as expected.
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Allan Wegan
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