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Re: Responses to the list

Ron Johnson wrote:
On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 12:25 -0400, Angelo Bertolli wrote:

Ron Johnson wrote:

If you send question to the list, you should expect the answer
to only go to the list.

Ok, now I'm confused. I've seen so much "respond this way" on the list lately. I'm using Tbird, and when I hit "reply" it replies to the poster only. When I hit "reply-all" it goes to the poster, the list, and maybe a few others that got picked up along the way. I thought this was done on purpose so as not to munge email headers with mailman, but... now I've seen people say:

1) CC me because I'm not on the list (ok done - hit reply-all)
2) Respond to the list and don't CC me

So in this case, do we hit reply-all, and cut and paste the list email as the To: line, removing all others, etc?

It seems to me if this is the behavior desired, then the mail headers should be munged in mailman like so many others lists do.

Doesn't T-bird have a "Reply to list" option?

It does NOT.

And the way this echo is set up is a fairly irritating annoyance to me.

If I do a "Reply" as is my custom, then I have to switch to another
window, right-click to copy the list e-mail address, switch back,
click on another "To" and right-click to paste it in.

And if I don't notice, then the reply goes only to the originator.
So then I have to go to the "Sent" folder, find the message, and
forward it to the list.

Either one also messes up threaded reading.

But, I was told that this has all been hashed out before, so I guess
there are those who just don't care or don't know about what it costs
others to use the list.

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