tres.seaver at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 11:15:46 EST 2011
On 01/21/2011 10:59 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 09:26:53PM -0500, Peter Larsen wrote:
>> On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 10:02 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>> Question regarding the mailing list setup -- how come replies to the
>>> list aren't receiving a List-Id header? That makes it hard for me to
>>> hit 'L' in my mail client (mutt) to reply to the list, as I do with
>>> almost every other list to which I'm subscribed. Do people on other
>>> well-behaved clients like Alpine or Evo have this capability +
>> If people reply directly to you, which is the default for most mail
>> clients, you'll for good reasons not have a list-id in the headers. If
>> the reply is a reply-to-list, you'll receive the reply on the list only.
>> When someone hits reply all, you'll not receive the reply from the
>> mailing list but directly from the person replying.
>> With evolution you reply to the list by hitting "ctrl-l" - most mail
>> clients have similar functionality and will make it work the way you are
> Ah, OK. Some people using web clients won't be able to reply to list
> correctly, though.
Even webmail clients allow for "reply all", though, and that is "close
enough for government work." The fussy can tehn delete the main "To:"
header, as well.
> Most of the lists I'm on seem to munge this for
> better ease of use on the client side.
Almost none of the lists I'm on munge "Reply-To:", and the ones that do
suffer the occastional "OMG, I didn't mean to send that to the list!"
> It's kind of a pain to have to figure out for any given email whether
> to hit 'g' (reply to group/all) or 'L' (reply to list) in Mutt for
> each individual email. But if that's the best netiquette, I'll learn
> to live with it, because everybody finds list config discussions
> really boring. :-)
Pointless, anyway: it is a religious argument, like vi vs. emacs. I
can't persuade mungers that they are wrong: experience might teach
them, but argument is pointless :).
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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