Reply-To munging summary (was: Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers)
pocallaghan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 14:45:23 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 10:13 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Jul 2010 09:14:23 -0430
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > Why does no-one ever mention "Reply To List" as the proper way to, duh,
> > reply to the list?
> Probably because all the mail clients I've seen have it hidden
> somewhere down inside some obscure pull-down and users don't
> even know such a thing exists or their mail client supports
> it (I certainly didn't know claws had a "reply to list" till
> the last time this thread came up here, someone mentioned
> it, and I actually went looking for it).
I agree with your assessment of why many people don't use it. It's also
the case that some webmail systems (e.g. Gmail) don't even support it --
in fact they seem to have few features for mailing list support. However
I was mainly wondering why no-one on this particular thread (which is
after all about mailing lists) has mentioned it either. Looks like even
knowledgeable users don't know about it, despite the List-* headers
being a standard.
PS This reply sent using Reply-To-List in Evolution (Ctrl-L), as are all
my replies whenever possible.
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