[Novalug] reply etiquette
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Mon Nov 9 18:58:42 EST 2009
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 02:42:01PM -0800, Bryan Seitz wrote:
> IMO Mailman should be configured by default to direct the reply to the list and
> make messages come from the list. I agree that in most cases, replying either
> to the poster OR to the list is the desired protocol.
Wouldn't the message list in your mail reader be very boring then, all
the messages coming from the same "member".
Some lists I'm on (including some managed by Mailman) set a "Reply-To: "
header that specifies the list but still leave the "From: " header to
indicate the poster. The NovaLUG list does not set the "Reply-To: "
header. Don't know if this would help any other mail readers.
> On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 05:20:35PM -0500, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> > When reading a mailing list, my mail reader, mutt,
> > has separate commands that allow me to reply to the
> > list only, the poster only, or both. Personally I
> > see no reason to reply to both the list and the poster.
> > Yet others must, as replies to my postings are regularly
> > addressed to both the list and myself.
> > Am I alone in the opinion that replying to one or the other
> > is most appropriate? What do others feel about the
> > practice of replying to both the list and individual?
> > Jon
> Bryan G. Seitz
> Novalug mailing list
> Novalug at calypso.tux.org
>>> End of included message <<<
Jon H. LaBadie jon at jgcomp.com
12027 Creekbend Drive (703) 787-0884
Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
More information about the Novalug