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Re: Mailing list problems with Thunderbird

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
Sam Leon wrote:

Ok, I have had this problem for awhile and I can't find any info on it.
I am using thunderbird 1.5 in testing.  All the other mailing lists that
I have subscribed to work fine.  When I see a post that I want to
respond to, I simply click the Reply button and it will bring up a new
box with the message and the "To" field will be set to the correct
mailing list.

However with all the debian lists, if I click reply, it will open a new
box and the "To" field will be set to the user that sent the message and
not the debian list.  I will have to delete the users name, and then
manually type in the correct list.  Sometimes using "Reply to all" will
kinda work.  The original user will be in the "To" field and the list
will be in the "CC" field, sometimes but not always.

According to
the replytolist feature is introduced since icedove onwards. What
is your version of thunderbird or icedove?

I am using  The change log makes it sound like it provides the "base" for the extension and not the extension it's self.  I will dig around on google and see if I can find it.

I don't know.  Anyone know what I am talking about?  Is this just
This question comes up pretty frequently. Your best bet is to use
thunderbird version which has replytolist feature or install the extension
which provides this feature or use an email client which knows how to deal
with mailing lists (Ex :- kmail, mutt etc.,) or use a news reader (Ex :-
knode) to read the list via a newsgroup.

You might also want to read
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45715 which tells that this
bug has not been fixed upstream in around 7 years!


7 years?  That is terrible.


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