Inappropriate use of private meetings & lists. (reply to).

Carol Lerche cafl at
Wed Jul 2 12:54:17 EDT 2008

I don't understand the argument that forcing "Reply-to" to be back to the
list eradicates a list participant's ability to get the reply on their
preferred email address.  Presumably they replied to the list via this
address.  By forcing "Reply-to" to the list address, all subscribers should
receive the reply in the way they specified when they subscribed to it.
What am I missing?

2008/7/2 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at>:

> On Wednesday 02 July 2008, Jim Gettys wrote:
> > Here's mailman's recommendation about replyto...
> >
> >
> >                      - Jim
> >
> I personally really dislike being CC'd on lists im subscribed to I find it
> extremely poor netiquette  of all the mailing lists im subscribed to OLPC's
> are the only ones that dont set replyto the list.  It and the huge amount
> of
> cross posting on OLPC lists really irritate me. its a very standard
> convention
> to keep list mail on lists.  if you need to take something off list  then
> you
> should go through the steps needed to do so.  i personally always use the
> reply to list option my client gives me.
> When i get CC'd i dont get the mailman email only the cc'd one which goes
> to
> different folders where i might not see the mail for awhile. It outright
> breaks
> my procmail recipes, because mailman correctly doesnt send me a duplicate
> email.  I filter my list mail based on the X-BeenThere: header
> --
> Dennis Gilmore
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