Reply To address messes with tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at

Fraser Campbell fraser-Txk5XLRqZ6CsTnJN9+BGXg at
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" header.  
If you're adding a "Reply-to: aitken-BwLjziHGQLusTnJN9+BGXg at" 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>       
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