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Re: Private copies of list replies

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 12:49:00AM -0500, Matthias Julius wrote:
> Anyway, since MFT is not a formal standard does your MUA not have an
> easy way to CC the sender?

Mutt has a configuration var somewhere to tell it whether to CC or not
by default on list followups.  I have it set not to, and I have to add
the CC manually if I want it.  I'm sure Mutt is capable enough that it's
possible to bind a key to "enable CC, start list followup, revert CC"
or something, but I'm not inclined to spend that much time bending over
backwards to implement other people's preferences, when there's a well-
known way for them to make it happen automatically.

I'm also failing to see any reasons people would *not* set M-F-T if they
want CCs (or if they specifically don't; Debian lists aside, most other
lists have no such policy).  I'm not charged for email on a per-header
basis; there's no drawback to setting it.

The fact that it's "not a formal standard" isn't interesting to me; it'd
be nice if it was, but that's all.  That doesn't suddenly make it my job
to manually adjust mails for other people's personal preferences.  The
options, as I see them, are "use the header" or "don't receive CCs on mail".
"Expect others to do extra work for your sole benefit because you refuse
to use M-F-T" is not a reasonable option.

I agree that it would have been better as "X-Mail-Followup-To".

Glenn Maynard

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