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Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)

>>"Tollef" == Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:

 Tollef> * Manoj Srivastava 
 >> How do you suggest I reply to sender if someone scribbles all
 >> over the reply-to header that the sender has set (in case the from
 >> header is invalid)? 

 Tollef> you use gnus, gnus is able to do this in a sane manner.

 Tollef> from 'info gnus', under Group Parameters

 Tollef> `broken-reply-to'
 Tollef>      Elements like `(broken-reply-to . t)' signals that `Reply-To'
 Tollef>      headers in this group are to be ignored.  This can be useful if
 Tollef>      you're reading a mailing list group where the listserv has inserted
 Tollef>      `Reply-To' headers that point back to the listserv itself.  This is
 Tollef>      broken behavior.  So there!

	You missed the point by a lot. OK, here it is all speeled out:
 a) I have a reply-to header to allow people to actually respond to
    me, rather than the strange lab set up my laptop happens to be a
    part of
 b) some idiot destroys the reply-to header by scribbling all over it,
    so my hand crafted reply to information is now lost.

	Pray tell, how is your Gnus going to recreate that information
 that was lost?

	You may also consider 
 a) looking at the X-Mailer header in in this and other messages from
    me, and
 b) Look at the maintainer field of the Gnus package.
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