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Re: AW: Why does reply not reply to the list?

From: Felix Gilcher <felix.gilcher_at_bitextender.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:00:29 +0200

On Aug 15, 2008, at 4:36 PM, Oliver Betz wrote:

> Karl Fogel wrote:
> [...]
>>> JFTR: I didn't ask the list admin for anything.
>>> Well, I do now: Have a poll about this issue.
>> One of the reasons we haven't done a poll is the asymmetrical
>> consequences of reply-to munging.
>> When reply-to is munged, the result can be disastrous: a mail
>> intended
>> to be private ends up on a public list. People have lost their jobs
>> over stuff like this.
> hardly in _this_ list, but anyway...

I see a valid risk here as well: There are quite often request that
end up with 'Could you send us the broken repository and we can have a
look'. An ex-colleague[*] of mine accidentally sent a repo dump to the
list that was intended to be private (even despite the fact that
'reply to' does not go to the list ;) . No further damage ensued, but
it could have - think about you companies most important product,
document or source code suddenly public. 'Private' is not only talking
about your life.



[*] he's not 'Ex' because of that, but because I changed workplace.

Felix Gilcher
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