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Re: netiquette: CCing on lists

on Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:20:30AM -0500, Derrick 'dman' Hudson (dman@dman13.dyndns.org) wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:36:16AM -0600, Ron Jr wrote:
> | On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 07:57, moseley@hank.org wrote:
> | > On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 01:14:15AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> | > > On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 02:03:05PM -0800, Mark Ferlatte wrote:
> | [snip]
> | > 
> | > Is CC'ing at epidemic levels on debian-user?
> | 
> | I don't find it bad, since the debian- mailing lists are configured
> | well.  It's rampant on the postgresql- lists, where Reply All and
> | Reply To List produce identical results.
> In that situation, mutt's
>     set ignore_list_reply_to = yes  # fix broken mailing list software
> option is what you need!

This has the unfortunate side effect of failing to work in one
situation:  where a list doesn't munge addresses and a poster has set
Reply-To on a message to indicate where responses should go (say, for an
OT discussion).  All the more reason why reply-to munging is harmful in
the first place.

But in a balance of evils, it's acceptable.  Just pointing out the
possible pitfall.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
  Backgrounder on the Caldera/SCO vs. IBM and Linux dispute.

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