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Re: Responses to the list

On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 11:52 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> 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.

Oh.  Now I understand your problem.

The solution is to use Sylpheed, Evolution or KMail.

> 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.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Temporarily not of Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and
they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
George S. Patton, Jr.

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