Re: [Evolution] Reply for list messages should go back to the list

On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 17:48 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 12:01 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
When the message being replied to is *not* a list message (i.e. the
List-* headers -- specifically List-Post -- are not present), then
everything works as now, except that Reply To List (Ctrl-L) has the same
effect as Reply To All (Shift-Ctrl-R).

When List-Post is present, Ctrl-L has the same effect as currently, i.e.
it replies to the List-Post address only.

That can be rephrased as simply "enable the Reply-to-list option even
when not looking at a list message". Or, in 'diff -up' form:

Sure, I was trying to be very explicit.


But if you want a key-combo which does this "reply to all or list"
thing, then I suspect you'd do better to use Ctrl-Shift-R and the patch
in for that.

That's different. Consider a list message with a CC line. Reply To List
replies only to the list. Reply To All replies also to the CC
recipients. Both are valid options.

Otherwise we'll get users being confused that the 'Reply to list' menu
item is enabled even on non-list messages.

The text can change to Reply To All, keeping the shortcut. Sure, that
gives two shortcuts for the same action (Ctrl-L and Shift-Control-R) but
it wouldn't be the first time, e.g. in mail mode both Ctrl-N and
Shift-Control-M bring up the new message composer.

In all cases, Reply To Sender (Ctrl-R) works exactly as now.

A new Reply To Author action (no shortcut) replies only to the message
originator, even when the message is from a munged list. Munged lists
are detected by comparing the Reply-To header with the List-Post header
(note that the former is an address while the latter is a URI). If they
don't match, do the same as Ctrl-R. If they do match, ignore Reply-To
and do the same as Ctrl-R.

That's a really good idea, and I'd probably make an option for the
"normal" reply to do that. After all, that's what the normal reply
option is *supposed* to do.

Hmm, a "de-munging" MUA. I'll reserve judgment on that one :-)


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