rex ha scritto:
massimo sandal <massimo.sandal@...898...> [2007-12-04 09:18]:
On a related note, I *hate* that hitting "reply" uses the mail address of the parent poster, instead than that of the mailing list. The scipy and the gentoo mailing list (two other examples I know) behave more properly. Is this a sourceforge quirk?
The list follows RFC 2822. The Reply-To header is intended to be
created by the originator of the message. List software that
overwrites the Reply-To header destroys the function it's intended
There's an excellent essay on this at:
Mailman implements RFC 2369, which is intended to address this
issue. If you want replies to go to the list, I suggest that you
use a mail client that follows RFC 2369. If you choose to use old
software that doesn't recognize the List-Post header, please don't
complain about software that follows RFC standards.
Thanks for the article. I read it, and I must say I disagree. This is the tricky part:
"Your list software is not "the author of the message", so it must not set or in any way meddle with the Reply-To header. "
That's what I think is wrong. When interacting with a mailing list, I assume I'm not interacting just with you or others. I'm receiving mails *from the ML* and sending mails *to the ML*. Not receiving mails from Alice and sending mails to Bob.
In other words: A ML, in my experience, is not different from a public forum. When I hit "reply" on a forum, the post goes on the forum, not on the mailbox of the previous poster.
I'm all for standards and for consistent behaviour and I understand the logic behind that article; what the authors of the RFC got wrong, in my opinion, it considering a mailing list just as a gigantic CC: by disconnected people instead than of a forum-like object. The fact both use the mail protocol doesn't change the fact they're different objects.
But of course that's only a philosophical problem. Thanks to the article I also discovered that "reply to all" sends mail both to the ML and the original sender (Never bothered to try, my fault). Although I find it a little funny.
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