Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

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Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

Peng Yu
Hi,

Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field in every mail forward
from this mailing list be "[hidden email]"?

I replied some mails to the original poster. But sometime I forget to
reply the mails to the mailing list.

Thanks,
Peng
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

A.J.Mechelynck
Peng Yu wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field in every mail forward
> from this mailing list be "[hidden email]"?
>
> I replied some mails to the original poster. But sometime I forget to
> reply the mails to the mailing list.
>
> Thanks,
> Peng
>

If they do, you won't be able to (easily) reply privately to the author.

"Reply to Sender" is meant to reply only to the author of an email.

"Reply to All" is meant to reply to the author and all other recipients.

This is exactly what happens when I use these two mailer functions on a
vim-list post. I want _NO_ change.

Is it so much of a trouble to train your fingers to use the "Reply to All"
button whenever you're not restricting your reply to _only_ the author of an
email?


Best regards,
Tony.
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

panshizhu
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"Peng Yu" <[hidden email]> 写于 2006-10-19 10:22:31:

> Hi,
>
> Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field in every mail forward
> from this mailing list be "[hidden email]"?
>
> I replied some mails to the original poster. But sometime I forget to
> reply the mails to the mailing list.
>
> Thanks,
> Peng



Just use "Reply to All" when reply your mail.
--
Sincerely, Pan, Shi Zhu. ext: 2606
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

Jean-Rene David-2
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* A.J.Mechelynck [2006.10.18 23:30]:
> "Reply to Sender" is meant to reply only to the author of an email.
>
> "Reply to All" is meant to reply to the author and all other recipients.

"Reply to All" usually results in the author
receiving duplicates. However since most mailers
offer nothing but those two choices, it's probably
the lesser of evils. Most mail clients suck.

Decent mailers have "Reply to list" which avoids
sending replies to both the mailing list and the
author. Some mail clients suck less.

;-)

--
JR
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
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On Wednesday 18 October 2006 22:22, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field in every mail forward
> from this mailing list be "[hidden email]"?
>
> I replied some mails to the original poster. But sometime I forget to
> reply the mails to the mailing list.
>

Use a decent email client like kmail, mutt etc., which are "mailing list
aware". That way if you hit 'L', the reply will be sent to the list.  Of
course, the letter 'L' can be configured to other  letters if it is a decent
email client.

raju
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

Christian J. Robinson
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On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Peng Yu wrote:

> Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field in every mail
> forward from this mailing list be "[hidden email]"?
>
> I replied some mails to the original poster. But sometime I forget
> to reply the mails to the mailing list.

This request comes up from time to time on this and other lists, and
invariably someone points out a document such as this one:

http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html

To summarize, unless you're using a badly designed (i.e. broken)
mailer, it doesn't really help you--as other posts have pointed out,
you can just use "reply to all" or the sometimes provided "reply to
list" feature.  It also breaks things (such as the "reply to author"
feature), and frustrates people who /don't/ want a reply-to header to
be set.  In other words, this header was designed for the individual
email sender's use, not for mailing lists.


And before someone mentions the rebuttal to the above document, I want
to point out that there's a rebuttal to the rebuttal:
http://marc.merlins.org/netrants/listreplyto.html

- Christian

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Christian J. Robinson <[hidden email]> http://infynity.spodzone.com/
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

Paul Irofti
In reply to this post by Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
On Thursday 19 October 2006 07:22, Kamaraju Kusumanchi wrote:

> On Wednesday 18 October 2006 22:22, Peng Yu wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field in every mail
> > forward from this mailing list be "[hidden email]"?
> >
> > I replied some mails to the original poster. But sometime I forget
> > to reply the mails to the mailing list.
>
> Use a decent email client like kmail, mutt etc., which are "mailing
> list aware". That way if you hit 'L', the reply will be sent to the
> list.  Of course, the letter 'L' can be configured to other  letters
> if it is a decent email client.
>
> raju

I agree, I use KMail and mutt... they're both a joy. Of course if you're
stuck with Windows then I'd suggest Thunderbird or maybe a Windows port
for the above (although I have no ideea if such a thing exists, you
might be lucky with mutt, KMail is highly improbable without installing
an X client on your Windows and having an X server forwarding traffic).

Anyways good luck to the OP and please keep it the way it is.
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
On Thursday 19 October 2006 15:00, Paul Irofti wrote:
> Of course if you're
> stuck with Windows then I'd suggest Thunderbird

Thunderbird does not have a reply-to-list facility and is one of the long
standing bugs (6 years and still going). More details at
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45715

raju
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Re: Can the mailing list owner set "Reply-to" field be vim@vim.org?

A.J.Mechelynck
Kamaraju Kusumanchi wrote:

> On Thursday 19 October 2006 15:00, Paul Irofti wrote:
>> Of course if you're
>> stuck with Windows then I'd suggest Thunderbird
>
> Thunderbird does not have a reply-to-list facility and is one of the long
> standing bugs (6 years and still going). More details at
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45715
>
> raju
>

It hasn't got that indeed; but it has (like every mailer known to me) a "Reply
to All" facility; in addition (and like Vim) is is cross-platform software,
behaving (almost) identically on Windows, Linux and Mac, and possibly on some
other systems too.


Best regards,
Tony.