Re: Duplicate messages on this list
On 02-Dec-1997, Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
> No, please don't muck with reply-to. That's evil. And if I
> hadn't lost my disk, I'd have a handy-dandy url for you. Hmmm. Try
Which, as we have discussed before on this list, is an incorrect
assesment of the problem as it applies to the debian lists.
1. We have a policy of no cc:s, but nearly everyone uses them
because there is no Reply-To: set.
2. We have information that should be on the list going into
private email instead (where it is effectively *lost* to all
3. We have threads jumping from debian-private to debian-devel
because people accidently add the wrong To: or Cc: header by
hand after replying to the individual instead of the list.
Nothing too confidential has been disclosed yet.
4. We are penalizing people with low-bandwith or high-cost net
connections by forcing them to download things multiple times.
On the plus side, in the very occasional situations where a "Reply-To:"
is useful, we don't munge it. This is useful when you want to reply to
someone in person, but their "From:" address doesn't work, or if
you want to move a discussion from one mailing list to another (except
that if people use "group reply" as advocated by that URL,
it will probably just move it to *both* lists).
I'd like it to be fixed, but it seems that there are a few people who
have strong opinions on the matter, but are not prepared to discuss or
fix the problems it causes.
Tyson Dowd #
# Linux versus Windows is a
firstname.lastname@example.org # Win lose situation.
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