[syslinux] Changing the Reply-To: option for the list

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 13:02:17 PDT 2014

On Mar 14, 2014 3:41 PM, "Ady" <ady-sf at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > A few years ago, at popular request, I changed the default of the list
> > to have a Reply-To: pointing at the list.  I personally find it very
> > annoying, and I would like to change the default back.
> >
> > Would people object to trying it?
> >
> >       -hpa
> Hi Peter,
> My assumption is that having a specific and adequate "reply-to" field
> reduces the chances of accidentally replying to the original senders
> (as oppose to sending the reply to the distribution list).
> For "frequent repliers" of this mailing list, the possibility of
> replying to an original sender (instead of replying to the list)
> might happen by mistake.
> Newcomers (or people more used to popular and newer "social media"
> than to "good old plain mailing lists"), by not having an adequate
> "reply-to" field could, inadvertently, send replies to personal
> addresses of other members of the list, instead of replying to the
> list itself.
> I am not sure how the reply-to field is annoying, but I guess it
> depends on the particular email client and on how each one manages
> it.
> To be clear, I don't object to trying this change. I just fear of the
> aforementioned potential consequences.
> Regards,
> Ady.

I too am curious at how this is annoying.  I find it generally useful but
even with reply-to and the message on the bottom I find users/mailers still
emailing me directly rather than the list.


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