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Re: Why does reply not reply to the list?

From: Robert Blair <svn-i1pvxssf_at_listemail.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 15:37:40 -0700

** Reply to message from "Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> on
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 14:27:19 -0700

> > I'm on many mailing lists, and this is the only one I remember that  
> > doesn't have a Reply-To header that sends replies back to the list  
> > email. Is there a rationale for this, or has it just not been set up?  
> > I'd much rather that replies go to the list by default. Anyone else?
>
> See http://subversion.tigris.org/mailing-lists.html#reply-to

I often see people on this list say "use reply to all" so that the information
is included on the list, that should not be needed (it is dumb as I see it).
"Reply-To-All" is an abomination from my perspective and should never have been
added to as an option for email clients. Both side of the argument (for
munging the replt-to) state that the problem is the email client but give
different reasons. Well I must agree with them but their (both sides) reasons
is because most email clients have the wrong options for replying.

Since I dislike receiving multiple copies of list messages I set the "Reply-To"
to the list for those lists that I belong to that don't do it for me. Your
have been WARNED if you think you will reply to me only.

-- 
Robert Blair
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