[Mono-list] ReplyTo in headers

Weiqi Gao weiqigao@networkusa.net
10 Jul 2001 06:30:05 -0500

On 10 Jul 2001 07:19:17 -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
> "Peter Drayton" <peter@razorsoft.com> writes:
> > Could the list admin please set up the list so there's a Reply-To in the
> > header, pointing at mono-list@ximian.com? It's quite annoying to default
> > to emailing the poster directly, rather than the list at large. Thanks!
> Please don't!  http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html lists a
> number of reasons it's bad for a mailing list to set (or change)
> Reply-To.  I actually like being able to reply directly to the poster
> and getting copies of replies to my mail.  For those who don't want to
> get copies of replies, I've seen people put "Please reply to mailing
> lists, not me" in their sigs.

Get into the habit of using "Reply to all" feature of the mailer.  That
way the reply goes to both the list and the sender.

I just experienced an 12 hour ordeal on a list with "Reply-To:" set to
the list.  Everyone received hundreds of messages of the type "I'm out
of the office till next Tuesday."

Weiqi Gao