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Re: DPL 2013: Lats call for votes

On 13/04/13 07:46 AM, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 06:52:01AM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
>>> - - -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> [...]
> So you're the second person that doesn't follow the headers I've
> set:
> Reply-To: leader2013@vote.debian.org
> Mail-Followup-To: leader2013@vote.debian.org
> Both of you are using Claws, and also replying to the list.  Maybe
> someone should file a bug against claws?

Not specifically a Claws problem, but it contributed. No fewer than five
things had to go wrong for this mistake to happen:

1. I tried sending via icedove+enigmail, which is what I use daily. I
encountered the same problem I did last year (mangling of the message).
I cancelled the message and gave up too early because ...

2. I forgot that switching to PGP/Mime fixes the mangling issue (damn,
on re-reading the CFV it clearly says you can and should do that to
avoid issues).

3. I started claws after many years of disuse. Tried the obvious "reply
to sender" and noted it was going to be sent to the wrong address
(secretary, not leader2013).

4. I cancelled that and tried "Reply". Good! Now it says leader2013, but
the font-size was large and the window size small (certainly things I
would've adjusted had I been a regular user of claws) which narrowed the
headers pane to the point where I could only see one address, leader2013.

5. Not only was there only one address visible, but I also failed to
notice that instead of "To:" it said "Cc:" which was a big clue ...

So, a Claws problem? Well, arguably point 3 should be fixed, but I'm not
going to be the one to file the bug, as I'm no longer a regular Claws
user and now that I've remembered point 2, I should no longer have the

Sorry about that.


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