Re: Bug#145307: Info received (was "Description improvement" probably not)
On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 06:48:07PM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Thank you for the additional information you have supplied regarding
> this problem report. It has been forwarded to the developer(s) and
> to the developers mailing list to accompany the original report.
The billion or so acks are because debbugs sends its acks to whatever's
in the Reply-To: line of the mail it gets. This really has to stay that
way - it's correct according to the mail standards, and, if nothing
else, sometimes people can't change their From: header and have to tweak
the Reply-To: header instead in order to make sure return mail gets to
them. However, I suggested recognizing an X-Debbugs-Reply-To: header.
* not affect where acks go - that would be left to From:/Reply-To:
* be translated into Reply-To: for mails sent on to normal or
So Joey could have written his mail like this:
From: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, ...
Then the ack would still go to Joey, while Reply-To: in the mail
received by -devel would be set to -devel.
Alternatively, I suppose people could just use Mail-Followup-To: for
this kind of thing, but they do serve slightly different purposes. Plus
the Reply-To: header is more universally recognized.
Does this make sense to anybody else?
Colin Watson [email@example.com]