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Re: FW: call for a vote -- should debian-user mailing list replies go to author or to list?

On Saturday 27 August 2005 01:25 pm, David Christensen wrote:

> I have some ideas for a solution:
> 1.  Educate debian-user mailing list readers (especially new ones) on
>     this issue.  Put information into a new reader "Welcome" letter.
>     Put information into a FAQ.  Make it prominent and easy to find.
> 2.  Write an open-source "Reply to List" feature (plug-in?) for common
>     mail clients missing such.
> 3.  Add per-user-configurable options to the debian-user mailing list
>     software to set the "Reply-To" header, subject to message direction
>     (user sending to list, user receiving from list), exceptions
>     (always set, only set when not set), and/or other relevant criteria.

4. Given that Reply-To: handling is covered in RFC822 and it's successors, 
this hasn't been a casually open issue for decades now and all MUAs have had 
decades to become standards compliant.  This is now a grave bug by omission 
similar to that of Microsoft not fixing OS security issues that are now 
approaching a quarter century in age allowing viruses to do so much damage 
and spread casually on their platforms.  It needs to be fixed yesterday.

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