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

On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 16:46 +1000, Andrew Cowie wrote:
On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 10:14 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
An obvious solution to this is to do what Kmail does. When the message
being replied to contains a List-Post header, Ctrl-R should do the same
as Ctrl-L. There should also be a Reply-To-Author command for the rare
case when the reply should be directed to the message Reply-To field,
presumably the author's personal address.


"Yes! Please?" Â

Patrick later retracted that request, because that would be overriding
the *private* reply function to send a *public* message.

There's debate about the relative merits of reply-to-all vs.
reply-to-list, but most people agree that the *worst* thing we can do is
send a reply in public when the user asked us to reply *privately* by
using the 'Reply to Sender' menu option (Ctrl-R).

Once private information has been sent to the wrong people, especially a
public list, it can *never* be fixed.

The fixes we've committed (summarised in ) preserve a clear
distinction between private and non-private reply actions -- while
occasionally prompting users to think again, if it's likely that they've
chosen the wrong one. And giving you the option to make the default
'Group Reply' actually reply-to-list.


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