[Mono-list] Reply-to list

Dick Porter dick@ximian.com
25 Jul 2002 16:32:49 +0100

On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 16:06, Piers Haken wrote:
> You've sent that link before, and I still think it's complete BS:
> 1) every other mailing list I've ever seen uses the reply-to field, and
> I don't remember ever seeing anymoue bitch about it.

I've seen plenty of complaints when the reply-to is set to the list, for
much the same set of reasons as is outlined on that summary page.

> 2) every time I hit I hit reply-all on a message that I've already
> replied to, I have to remove my name from the list of recipients
> otherwise I receive my message twice. Every time I do this I curse your
> link.

You could use "reply to list" instead, if your mailer can automatically
spot mailing lists.

> 3) It makes incoming mail redirection more complicated. Which means you
> have to use the '[mono-list]' crap, and I could write a whole we page on
> why that's a bad idea...

Thats what the List-ID: header is for.

> 4) I'd say the 'reply-to-author' case is used less than 1% of the time.
> Why make it a pain for the majority of us the majority of the time?
> 5) as for the "coddling the brain-dead" bit, that's just the kind of
> elitist attitude that's so prevalent in the open-source community that
> drives regular users away. That guy works on Elm, and since <i>his</i>
> mailer has some feature, <i>he</i> thinks that everyone else should
> suffer for not using a mailer that has the fame features as his. BS.

I've yet to see a mailer that doesn't have that feature.

- Dick