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Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)

On  3.I.2001 at 19:31 Peter Makholm wrote:
> Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi> writes:
> > Which reminds me, why doesn't this list just set:
> > 
> >  reply-to: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

One and the same mail can be sent to more than one mailinglists, but the
replyes usualy should go to only one of them.

> Please read "``Reply-To'' Munging Considered Harmful" <URL:
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html>
> It should say it all.

With one exception:

> Reply-To munging does not benefit the user with a reasonable mailer.
> People want to munge Reply-To headers to make ``reply back to the
> list'' easy. But it already is easy. Reasonable mail programs have two
> separate ``reply'' commands: one that replies directly to the author
> of a message, and another that replies to the author plus all of the
> list recipients.

This doesn't apply to the Debian mailinglists.

Anton Zinoviev, <zinoviev@debian.org>

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