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Re: Bug#457318: ITP: qmail -- a secure, reliable, efficient, simple message transfer agent

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:40:58PM -0500, Shawn McMahon wrote:
> I heard a rumor that there are, if you can believe this, actually people
> still using mailers that don't have that function.
> I know, it didn't sound very likely to me either; right up there with
> not supporting lowercase letters.

I see nothing in the headers of this message indicating that a reply
should go anywhere but the original sender.  If you explicitly ask your
mailer to do a list reply it will use the mailing list header entry as
the address, and of course a group reply will reply to the original
sender and the mailing list (since that is who the message is addressed
to).  Many mailing lists default the reply-to to the mailing list, but
not this one for sure.

So some mailing lists hitting reply will go to the list (often what you
want), while others (like this one) hitting reply will go only to the
original sender (almost never what you want), while in both cases
hitting group reply will go to both the list and the original sender so
at least in that case you know everyone you wanted to receiver the
message will get at least one copy (the original sender gets two)
without having to remember what settings the mailing list you are
currently reading uses.

It gets pretty annoying to have to remember to hit 'L' for list reply on
debian lists, 'g' for group reply on lkml, and 'r' for reply to
'reply-to' setting on many other lists.  I just hit 'g' to save my poor
overworked brain cells.

Len Sorensen

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