Reply-To munging summary (was: Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers)

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sat Jul 10 20:27:28 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 5:20 AM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
>> In my opinion, many lists set the reply-to address because those lists
>> are intended to keep replies on the list, and the list managers know
>> that most people wouldn't do that if it wasn't preset for them.  People
>> will just hit reply, and expect it to do the right thing.
> I wonder, how do you think people are able to maintain private
> conversations between multiple parties if they "will just hit reply"?

I regularly have conversations with multiple friends or colleagues
where at some point someone hits "reply" rather than "reply to all"
and all but two are cut off.

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