ANNOUNCE: List Reply-To change
Thu Nov 14 17:23:01 2002
On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 02:15:34PM +0100, "Beerse, Corni" wrote:
> Yea, why? Now you can remove the archive for sure, only questions will be
> stored in there.
In case you've never been on another list like this, the proper way to
answer is "reply to all".
> so 1 (one) fiasco can change the settings of the maillist?
How many times does it take?
1) the mailman interface (used for this list) strongly discourages
altering reply-to like it's being done right now.
2) we got hit by one of the problems, validating the mailman warning
Isn't the above enough? Do you need to hit the car in front of you a
second time before you realize you're driving too close?
> Reason to have the reply to the list include:
> Good fill of the archive: answers with the questions.
No, see above: you just need to learn to answer properly. You use answer
to all to answer to a list.
> Easy mail handling for the users: select on reply address, automatically
> reply to the list.
Answer to all is just as easy as answer to the sender. You just have to
change your habits.
Trust me, these arguments have been back and forth on other lists many
Please, before anyone continues to argue, go read:
> Then there are the spam-block-mail-addresses. I personally don't reply to
I absolutely agree with you. I think the person who does this should be
removed from the list. This is rude and stupid.
On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 04:26:52PM +0100, E.R.Kooi wrote:
> As far as I am concerned I consider it a bad idea. Now, I am afraid, I will
> not see the solutions to problems raised, because you will have to change
> the reply address before sending the message.
Absolutely not. You use reply to all which replies to the list and the
author of the question.
With this version of mailman it means the sender may get two copies of
the answer, but there are some ways to solve this minor inconvenience
(see the URL above) and a mailman upgrade can take care of that too.
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