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Re: [vox] [FS] Post-move purging
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On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 11:40:23AM -0700, Alex Mandel wrote:
> Wes Hardaker wrote:
> >>>>>> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 18:45:13 -0700, "Michael Cheselka" <cheselka@gmail.com> said:
> > 
> > MC> Sorry everyone... Gmail's "Reply" and "Reply to all" do the same
> > MC> thing :-( .
> > 
> > It's not gmail.  The vox list sets the reply-to header to the list
> > itself, which basically makes it impossible for compliant email readers
> > to respond to only the person who sent the note you're replying to.  IE,
> > no matter what button you push you send it to everyone.
> > 
> > I'll stick by my stance that reply-to headers are evil (because of
> > issues like this when they catch unsuspecting people).
> > 
> > http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> 
> I'm quite in disagreement. Without the reply set to the list my normal
> procedure would be reply all, which doesn't remove the original sender's
> info and requires me to do it. Otherwise I end up with two copies of a
> lot of messages when I'm involved in a thread. That's significantly more
> clicking and work to clean up then to remember to reply to just the
> author of an email.
> 
> That doesn't even cover how many list responses I've had to double send
> because I hit reply instead of reply all on a list without header
> changing. Then when I don't see my reply on the list, realize ah crap I
> didn't reply all, or when I have finished editing realize oh wait I need
> to put the list address in and then have to wade through I find the
> right list address to send to not the bounce which always seems to come
> up with my auto-fill address book.
> 
> The only reasonable solution I can think of that might make everyone
> happy is the introduction of a 3rd header and a new function "Reply to
> list", with the new head being "list-reply" or something like that. But
> since that hasn't been added to the mailing standards I'm not going to
> hold my breath.
> 
> Oh well,
> Alex
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>
There is such a header:
List-Post: <mailto:vox@lists.lugod.org>
and it is specified in RFC 2369. Mutt has a list reply option but
even so I forget to use it sometimes. It is also possible to set
different reply methods for different folders but even that isn't
always what you want so you can screw up no matter what you have
set and I have screwed up. Also I haven't actually setup the
per-folder reply, but I think Bill has something like that. I
have my mailing list mails in folders called
.lists.variousfolders/ (maildirs) so it would be nice to have a
list reply that matches .lists.* so it isn't so much to
configure.
Hmmmm...
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