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Re: Replying to list

On Wednesday 21 June 2006 09:20, Thibaut Paumard wrote:
> Le mercredi 21 juin 2006 à 13:55 +0100, Peter Hillier-Brook a écrit :
> > If it's not an FAQ, why doesn't this list use the "Reply-to" field in
> > the address headers?
> >
> > A couple of times recently I've hit Reply and sent a response to the
> > originator, rather than the list - for which I apologise. All other -
> > non-Debian - lists to which I subscribe use this field and it enables
> > one to concentrate on the message, rather than the postman:-)
> >
> > Peter HB
> I suppose the reason is:
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html

I think a correct way to implement this is as follows.

When a user subscribes to a debian mailing list, there is a configuration page 
somewhere on the web where he can go and set his preference whether to munge 
reply-to address or not. Depending on his preference, from then on everything 
should work as the *user* expected.

I have read both the for/against arguments of reply-to munging. If the choice 
is given to the user, then it would be the best I think.



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