Re: mutt "mail-followup-to" question (was: Re: OT: mysql front end?)
Subject: mutt "mail-followup-to" question (was: Re: OT: mysql front end?)
Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 09:59:19PM -0500
In reply to:Matthew Garman
Quoting Matthew Garman(firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 04:46:01PM -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> > Cc: Matthew Garman <email@example.com>
> > Your Cc: address is incorrect.
> > -----------------------------------------------------
> > ...
> > Remove it or fix it.
> Well, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Both my 'From:' and
> 'Reply-to:' headers are set to that address. The only header that is
> incorrect is 'Mail-followup-to:'. I'm using mutt, and I checked my
> ~/.muttrc and /etc/Muttrc, and neither of them have any options set (that
> I can find :) that would make that header get addeded to my emails.
> The /etc/Muttrc file does have a "set followup-to" line, but it's
> commented out.
> So, what I would like, but do not know how to do is the following: either
> remove it all together, or have it set to the address of the mailing list
> to which I'm posting (email@example.com) in this case.
> Actually, what I would really like is for people to know that I'm
> subscribed to a mailing list, so they know that they don't have to Cc: my
> actual email address anyway. But I want this to be "automatic" in that I
> don't have to explicitly say, "I'm subscribed to this list" in every
As your mail is sent to the list I simply use 'L' in mutt to reply to
the list. I very seldom, if ever, set the Cc myself. It seems that
your attempt to let everyone know you are subscribed has caused the
Mail-followup to be added to the CC when I do the List reply.
You had me thinking I had done something in my setup to cause this.
So, as usual in cases like this, I RTFM.
4.8. Handling Mailing Lists
Mutt also supports the Mail-Followup-To header. When you send a
message to a list of recipients which includes one or several
subscribed mailing lists, and if the ``$followup_to'' option is set,
mutt will generate a Mail-Followup-To header which contains all the
recipients to whom you send this message, but not your address. This
indicates that group-replies or list-replies (also known as
``followups'') to this message should only be sent to the original
recipients of the message, and not separately to you - you'll receive
your copy through one of the mailing lists you are subscribed to.
Of course this means that your lists have to be entered into your
Using mutt, thats good. Look at your post of this message, and hit the
h (header key)
This is your header, as I see it
In-reply-to: <"from wtopa"@dmcom.net>
To: Debian User's List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-to: Matt Garman <email@example.com>
Mail-followup-to: Matthew Garman <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Debian User's List <email@example.com>
Thats why, when I reply to the list
Matthew Garman <firstname.lastname@example.org> gets put into the Cc: field
I have removed it, in this post, so as not to get a bounce, again.
In my .muttrc I just have
set followup_to As per the manual
Will the information superhighway have any rest stops?