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

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Mon Jul 12 10:57:28 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at> wrote:
> I haven't seen a summary of this big thread, so I'm going to try to
> write one. I'll focus on Reply-To munging here (orthogonal to
> non-subscribers).

Sorry for replying again on this thread, but I found a few more arguments:

Reply-To munging is against RFC 2822:
When the "Reply-To:" field is present, it indicates the mailbox(es) to
which the author of the message suggests that replies be sent.

See the word *author*; the list software is not the author.

So the standard is violated.

Felipe Contreras

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