Reply To address messes with tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 9 15:26:38 UTC 2003
On Tuesday 09 December 2003 07:32, Chris Aitken wrote:
> THis is all making sense about 70%. But when I post to the list now, I get
> replied to the list, not me. So, why, if I change the Reply To address will
> the sender at the other end now send to me not the list?
I'm not sure what trouble you're having so let's just talk about reply-to ...
There are (at least) two styles of mailing lists:
- some lists add a Reply-to: header to their outgoing emails so that all
replies will default to the list
- some don't
TLUG is the first style of list. It adds a "Reply-to: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org" header.
If you're adding a "Reply-to: aitken-BwLjziHGQLusTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org" header to your TLUG emails
then too bad, it's being stripped off ;-)
Personally I much prefer lists that do not force the reply-to header. If I
wish to reply to the list I simply say "reply to list" (L in many MUAs). If
I wish to reply to the sender I just do the regular reply.
Lists that force reply-to muck with the standard behaviour, if you want to
reply privately you usually have to do a reply-all, then cut out the
addresses that you don't want.
Fraser Campbell <fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at public.gmane.org> http://www.wehave.net/
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