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Re: Mailing list reply addresses [was: OS X 10.4 compilation results]

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2005-05-12 06:24:13 CEST

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 01:16:33AM +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> Note that this message thread was originally in reply to your release
> announcement. I just mention this as explanation, not excuse, for how your
> address got there.
> I thought the accepted practice on this list, at least for those of us who
> don't have a "Reply to list" function, was to Reply To All. In that
> situation the original poster, having sent something like (From: Fred, To:
> dev@subversion.tigris.org), normally gets a private reply and a list reply
> (To: Fred, Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org).

Yup and I don't mind this at all since normally people aren't sending
300k emails. :)

> Since I don't normally want a private copy of the reply, I always try to
> remember to set the "Reply-To" field of my outgoing message to
> "dev@subversion.tigris.org" so that the result of someone Replying To All
> is that I only receive a reply on the list. It seems to work for me,
> though it's a bit of a pain copying and pasting the address into "Reply-To"
> each time (in Mozilla mail).

Well the problem with this is the particular email in question is sent
to 3 lists. There's not really a correct Reply-To: to set it to because
it really should go to different places depending upon the reply.

Additionally, mail sent to the announce list results in a fair amount of
auto-reply traffic that we don't want to direct to the mailing lists.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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