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Re: Proposal: new alternatives links

On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 10:07:09PM +1000, Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 07:03:09PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 12:18:20AM +0200, Christian Marillat wrote:
> > > >>>> "AB" == Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> writes:
> > > > Since my MUA doesn't respect Mail-Copies-To:, too, could you please point
> > > > me to the RFC where this header is defined so that I can blame the people
> > > > who wrote my MUA?
> > > 
> > > Mail-Copies-To isn't yet in RFC like signature separator "-- ". See :
> > > 
> > > http://cr.yp.to/proto/replyto.html
> > 
> > I think he was trying to tell me that since it isn't in an RFC (yet), I
> > should fuck off with my requests to not be spammed.
> No, he is trying to point out that every mail client supports Reply-To
> already.
> If you set Reply-To, like I have, to the destination where you'd like
> mail to be sent you have a greater chance of people respecting your
> preference.

[ from your headers ]
Reply-To: debian-devel@lists.debina.org

nnorman@canaris:~ $ host lists.debina.org
lists.debina.org does not exist (Authoritative answer)
nnorman@canaris:~ $ mx lists.debina.org
lists.debina.org does not exist (Authoritative answer)
That's interesting.

> Even though you set Mail-Followup-To and Mail-Copies-To my MUA is
> configured to ignore them (broken fields that they are). It does
> follow Reply-To though.

Sounds like your mailer is broken.

> Plus, only *you* have to set Reply-To whereas with your approach people
> have to remember what you do or don't like. Setting Reply-To will be
> simpler and reduce your frustration level.

One small problem ... MUAs which support M-F-T and have a list-reply
function will follow up to the list no matter what you've set your
Reply-To: to.  If you think mutt and gnus (and several other MUAs) are
"broken,. well, Good For You [1].

Nathan Norman - Staff Engineer | A good plan today is better
Micromuse Ltd.                 | than a perfect plan tomorrow.
mailto:nnorman@micromuse.com   |   -- Patton

[1] aka "GFY".

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