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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:34:21 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Mutt group reply


I noticed that recent replies by Isaac Dunham and Szabolcs Nagy to
messages by Brent Cook went to everyone but Brent.  This is typically
caused by a side-effect of the list setting Reply-To to point to the
list, combined with the way the group reply feature is implemented in
Mutt.  When you hit "g" in Mutt (for group reply), you're prompted:

Reply to ([yes]/no):

If you say "y", Mutt assumes that the Reply-To is the sender's address,
so it excludes the address in From from those it sends the message to.

What you need to do is answer "n" to that question.  Then it actually
replies to all, including to the list.

An alternative is to reconfigure the list so that it doesn't set the
Reply-To header, but this may result in many replies being inadvertently
sent off-list.  I think it's better for Mutt users to adopt a habit to
answer that question with "n".

Arguably, this Mutt feature/default is broken and needs to be changed.


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