[MlMt] Reply to all
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Wed Aug 29 14:19:23 UTC 2012
On 29 Aug 2012, at 5:01, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:
> On 29 Aug 2012, at 10:30, Joachim Tingvold wrote:
>> When people not in the list sends emails to the list, and I hit
>> "Reply", it only adds the list-address in the "To"-field. The address
>> of the person who sent the email, is not added.
>> "Preferences -> Composer -> Reply" is set to "reply to all".
>> Shouldn't the original recipient be added, either in the "To"-field,
>> or in the "CC"-field?
> I'm guessing the message also has a “Reply-To” header. I don't
> think MailMate has any way to know that the sender of the message is
> not subscribed to the list. You are welcome to provide the headers of
> an example message.
> Ideally, the mailing list software should add a “Reply-To” header
> with both the mailing list address and the senders address (whenever
> the sender is not subscribed) although I'm not sure that works in all
> email clients.
There is diverse, longstanding, and widespread disagreement (even
discord) on the Reply-To manipulation issue among cranky old mail geeks.
The people leading GNU Mailman development have historically taken the
stance that list software should not add a Reply-To header and the
switch to do so which exists in Mailman operates absolutely, as if it is
intended to demonstrate bad side-effects. There is no nuanced handling
in Mailman and probably won't ever be.
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