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.