Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:12:48 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net> Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Mutt group reply On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 09:27:09AM -0500, Rob Landley wrote: > On 07/13/14 22:51, Rich Felker wrote: > > 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. > > Thunderbird's "reply all" will _only_ reply to the reply-to, and I wind > up manually copying in individual email addresses to cc: when I bother. > (Yes, it has a 'reply list' button, but the reply-to header overrides > the difference.) Reply-to headers should not override the 'reply to all' feature in a mail client. If they do, this is a bug. What use is 'reply to all' if it behaves the same as plain 'reply'? > So it breaks other mail clients too. Largely because reply-to seems to > be used so seldom, and thus isn't particularly debugged. (This is the > only list I've followed in the past 5 years at least that uses reply-to.) In lists I've been active on, I've seen both approaches. oss-security and all the mplayer and ffmpeg lists are other examples that use(d) Reply-to. Busybox and uclibc and libc-alpha (glibc) are some that don't. I can use both (especially now that I found a good solution for avoiding messing up replies myself) but I pretty strongly prefer the use of Reply-to, because it tends to avoid having people accidentally reply off-list and losing the continuity of threads on the list. And since it's easy to detect Reply-to generated by the list (e.g. just look for the To and Reply-to addresses matching), any good client should be able to override this default for power users who really want to override it. Rich
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