ANNOUNCE: List Reply-To change
Thu Nov 14 16:30:01 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James ''Wez'' Weatherall [mailto:email@example.com]
> This weekend, the behaviour of the VNC mailing list will
> change so that
> messages from the list have their Reply-To field set to the original
Yea, why? Now you can remove the archive for sure, only questions will be
stored in there.
> We've had a good long think about this, and while there are downsides,
> there are also definite up-sides, not least avoiding vacation message
> loops such as last week's fiasco...
so 1 (one) fiasco can change the settings of the maillist?
Reason to have the reply to the list include:
Good fill of the archive: answers with the questions.
Easy mail handling for the users: select on reply address, automatically
reply to the list.
You say the reply-to: field will be altered. If the reason is to
automatically reply to the originator, I ask to switch the from: and
reply-to: fields. Then a reply automates to the originator and a reply to
all goes to the list (too).
If there are more reasons to change the list settings, please, tell them to
the list. If the fiasco is the only reason, I can tell you this will happen
again, even with the new settings: If the lists mail address is somewhere in
the header, then misbehaved vacation tools will send messages to it. If the
lists mail address is not in the header, I do't think I will keep the list
Then there are the spam-block-mail-addresses. I personally don't reply to