Re: Mailman [ Was: can i have full alpha channel at client side? ]

On Fri, 09 Jan 2004 11:57:03 -0500
Charles Schmidt <cschmidt2 emich edu> wrote:

To "solve" this (that is, make hitting Reply only reply to the list)
you're suggesting munging the headers of the original email, setting
the Reply-To: to the list address.

This is awful idea (despite what you think, and despite how clean and
perfect a solution it is) because it modifies the email.  This is a
horrible sin in email handling, imho.

If you munge the headers, how do you reply to just the author?  You
probably can't anymore, without some cut and paste. 

        Besides the fact that this is rather off-topic, it is not necessary at
all to munge headers to achieve the correct/desired behavior. As you can
see (if your mailer permits), all messages to the list come with the
convenient "List-*" headers, one of which is List-Post.
        As an example, my mailer Sylpheed-Claws lets me choose whether I want
to reply to the list, Reply-To All, or Reply-To Sender. In the case of
the first one, it uses the List-Post header.

        I am not convinced that this is a problem with Mailman but rather with
the different mailers out there but that is just my opinion. I could be

Mitko Haralanov
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