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

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sun Jul 11 05:04:33 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-07-11 at 12:10 +1000, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> Can the in-reply-to header be embedded in a mailto: link?

You can only really rely on the "to" address making through a mailto
link.  And even then, it's only going to work when someone has a
configured mail client on the system.  

It isn't going to work with someone using a friend's computer, a
computer in a library, many computers at work (they'll probably use an
inappropriate work address), and many people at home who never use a
real mail client.  Unfortunately, to a great number of the public, their
own knowledge of email is using something like Hotmail.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
read messages from the public lists.

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