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From: William Lovas <wlovas@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Newsgroup?
I know this is not terribly on-topic, but in case anyone else is
interested...

On Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 08:46:13PM +0200, Alessandro Baretta wrote:
> Nicolas FRANCOIS (AKA El Bofo) wrote:
> >This is not a problem of your Mozilla. The "Reply to" field is set by the
> >list manager.
> 
> This is precisely why I have asked that the list manager set 
> the Reply To: field to "caml-list@inria.fr"

Actually, Mozilla has, as do most modern mailers, a Reply-to-All function:
Message->Reply to All, or Ctrl-Shift-R.  In fact, if you use something like
Mutt, you actually get a Reply-to-List function, if you've configured
things properly.

> >>Another possible means of addressing the issue would be to 
> >>configure the mailing list server to fill in the "From:" 
> >>field with the address of the list as opposed to the address 
> >>of the actual sender of the message.
> >
> >Again, it is not a problem with "From", but with "Reply to".
> 
> Correct. In my previous message I had mentioned the wrong field.

An interesting document detailing one person's opinion on the subject:

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

Basically, the idea is that without adding (or worse, changing) the
Reply-To field, you can choose how you want to reply -- to sender, or to
all -- but if a Reply-To header is added, you lose that functionality.  I 
don't speak for the caml-list managers, but perhaps this is the reason why 
they don't use such a header.

cheers,
William
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