[erlang-questions] mailing list "reply to"

Allan Wegan <>
Mon Dec 6 12:18:34 CET 2010


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> The list should be seen as a robot with an email address, not as a
relay or an alias.

Every server is in fact sort of a robot. That includes regular mail servers.


> Also, empricially we can say that it doesn't work well today because
too many MUAs don't do it right. I often get two copies of the mails
right after I post myself indicating that lots of members of this list have
> MUAs without  a "reply to list" button, bit only a reply-all that
duplicates the mails to the previous sender.
>
> We also often see interrupted threads where you can deduce that we
missed a part of the conversation. That is presumably because people
just hit reply-to.

Much worse are the people using email clients that do not send proper
in-reply-to headers and therefore break the tree view for users using
more advanced clients!


> I agree that munging is bad, but that is something else.

I agree that munging is bad.



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