Fwd: Request: make the ML's default return candidate be the ML

Roger Pack rogerdpack2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 18:06:06 PST 2011

I can't believe I just sent that on the individual accidentally LOL.
Anyway I suppose the true ideal would be a "reply-cc-to" field, so
that it's obvious to everybody where their messages are going, and the
default is also to go back to the list.  But alas.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: Request: make the ML's default return candidate be the ML
To: Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>

> Sorry, we're not going to modify the Reply-To, From or other headers the user sets. Doing so is contrary to Internet standards. See:
> http://woozle.org/~neale/papers/reply-to-still-harmful.html

it states:
"•Munging can catch people by surprise, since in every other email
they've gotten with multiple recipients, when they hit "reply" it goes
only to the sender."

This no longer seems to be the case, as, in every other email they've
(now) gotten from multiple recipients (mailing lists these days,
including all the sourceforge ML's, google groups, etc.), hitting
reply goes to the ML, not the original sender.

Which is why I would say non munging catches people by surprise, so
the doc is out of date (from my perspective).

But I respect your right to stick to it, if you see that correct.


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