[zeromq-dev] Reply to list?

Adrian von Bidder avbidder at fortytwo.ch
Thu Mar 11 08:23:50 CET 2010

On Wednesday 10 March 2010 17.07:55 Pieter Hintjens wrote:

> Does anyone else find it painful that "Reply" goes to the author, not
> the list?  All the other lists we use at iMatix have Reply to the list
> by default.

I personally don't like lists that set a reply-to since they break list-
aware MUA (like kmail and presumably mutt, probably others.)  

The default "reply" action in these clever MUA is to use the list address 
(all the necessary mail headers are available.)  And then, there's the 
"reply to author" function, which I regularly use when reading lists and 
actually do want to send an answer to the author only and not to the list.  
Now if the list sets the reply-to header, "reply to author" will use that 

Sadly, knowledge about mailing lists and how to deal with them is getting 
lost with the prevalence of dumbed down mail clients (web based or not) and 
web forums.  That Google is trying to unify the concepts of newsgroup, 
mailing list and web forum doesn't help either...

</rant> (sorry ;-)

-- vbi

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