[pmwiki-users] Re: sending email off-list

chr at home.se chr at home.se
Tue Sep 6 12:16:13 CDT 2005

On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 11:42:03AM -0400, Waylan Limberg wrote:
> > Ideally, IMHO, the list should be configured so that
> > <pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com> is included in the REPLY-TO header on all
> > mail sent from the list. That way, whenever anyone hits reply in their
> > email client, the reply will be directed to the list by default. 
> I've been following the guidelines for reply_goes_to_list in the mailman 
> software itself, which strongly advocates not setting an explicit
> Reply-To header.  This also conforms with "'Reply-To' Munging Considered
> Harmful" [1]. 
> There is a dissenting opinion at "Reply-To Munging Considered Useful" [2],
> but so far I've tended to err on the side of the mailman defaults,
> plus what has worked for me in the past.  I know that I'm subscribed
> to several other mailing lists that explicitly set a "Reply-To" header,
> and it's a bit cumbersome for me to then send an off-list reply.
> When Reply-To isn't set, it's trivially simple for me (using "mutt")
> to get the replies to go where I want.
> But I'm adaptable, if there's a clear majority in favor of adding
> the Reply-To header, I'll see about changing it.

I think you forgot to append the actual reference citations...


Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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