Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 09:31:23 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 2:07 AM, Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:
>> On 06Jul2010 09:47, Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
>> | Well, the Reply-To
>> | munging will override the Cc and make all the replies go to the ml
>> | *only*.
>> Your mail client is weak.
> Sorry, I thought I read that was what the Reply-To field was supposed
> to do but apparently I'm wrong. Would have to check.
> Then people can avoid "please keep me in cc"; they can just Cc themselves.

Correction, I was right: most clients drop the Cc when Reply-To is
present. Possibly because the user clicks "reply" instead of "reply to
all", maybe because that's the only option.

I tried to and myself to the Cc in another munged mailing list; while
some people replied correctly. Most did not.

Felipe Contreras

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