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Re: subversion list tweaks

From: Andrew Thompson <subversionuser_at_aktzero.com>
Date: 2005-03-14 19:17:06 CET

Aaron Hilton wrote:
>> <snip> or the From header should be replaced with
>> "Subversion Users" <users@subversion.tigris.org>. As it is
>> now, it is difficult to pick the list out of my 800 emails,
>> and when I hit the reply key it just sends to the original
>> poster.
> Ha ha, I'll chime in!
>
> And, the "reply-to" field should point to the list so mail software can
> automate inserting the correct fields.
>
> Cheers,
> - Aaron.

As a member of a list that munges the headers of list messages, I will
say that what both of you are proposing is _not_ the way to handle this
problem. Every day there are responses that were intended for the
original sender of a message that appear on the list.

After you've read a list email, you should be able to realize that it
actually came from the list. I mean, there's the little unsubscribe
message at the bottom that should be a big hint. Nearly every mail
client in existance has a feature that resembles "Reply to All." I've
even seen one that has "Reply To List."

Munging the Reply-To header makes it a hassle to reply in context to a
post off-list. Reply To All no more than one or two extra key or button
commands.

Learn to use a basic feature of you mail client. Reply To All is there
for a reason. It's not just a doo-dad.

-- 
Andrew Thompson
http://aktzero.com/
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