Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:51:44 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Mutt group reply On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:58:59AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 07:59:04PM +0100, Laurent Bercot wrote: > > On 13/07/2014 17:34, Solar Designer wrote: > > > > >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". Thanks! I had been looking for a solution to this issue for a long time but didn't bother to really look into it. > > Even better: configure Mutt to use Mail-Followup-To. > > http://cr.yp.to/proto/replyto.html > > > > Mutt supports it, it just needs to be configured via an option. I can't > > remember the details because it's been a long time, but back when I was > > using Mutt, I did that for all the mailing-lists I was subscribed to, and > > it worked flawlessly. > > This suggestion keeps coming up, but I think it's a solution to a > different problem. The mailing list sets Reply-To to keep discussions > on the list regardless of what MUA people are using. When the mailing > list is configured that way, Mutt exhibits the behavior with group > replies that I have mentioned, and the workaround is either to answer > "n" to the question or to set the reply_to option differently: > > reply_to > Type: quadoption > Default: ask-yes > > If set, Mutt will ask you if you want to use the address listed > in the Reply-To: header field when replying to a message. If > you answer no, it will use the address in the From: header field > instead. This option is useful for reading a mailing list that > sets the Reply-To: header field to the list address and you want > to send a private message to the author of a message. What's really needed is for mutt to have a second variable like reply_to but that's used for reply-to-all rather than plain reply. I think this is something we could propose upstream, and probably easy to patch in. Or maybe there's already a way to do it with hooks. Rich
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