Re: Mailing list musings (was: RSVP...)

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Tue Jul 22 1997 - 10:53:30 EDT

    Pete> Let's hear it for that Reply-To line. :-( Obviously these should
    Pete> have gone to the sender and *not* to the list. But the list is
    Pete> trying to be helpful. Silly list. Getting rid of the From field
    Pete> pointing to the list is great. Leaving the Reply-To pointing to the
    Pete> list is unnecessary; I can use the Reply-All command if I want to
    Pete> talk to the list.

I have to disagree. The vast majority of the time (like this one), I want to
reply to the list. I have never understood why people subscribe to a public
forum and then want to maintain personal communication as the default.
Mark Leisher "A designer knows he has achieved perfection
Computing Research Lab not when there is nothing left to add, but
New Mexico State University when there is nothing left to take away."
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL -- Antoine de Saint-Exup éry
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