>> Is there a good reason why we cant post to this board using Netscape
No. Mail to ilug at linux.ie should work properly. If it doesn't, either
your MUA (netscape?) or your MTA (who knows) isn't working properly. If
you mean a web-to-mail gateway, I'd prefer not to get into that -
authentication is a nightmare.
> It might be because it seems to be set up in "anal-retentive" mode,
> under which the default REPLY action is to pick up the originating
> individual's address rather than the list address: a little odd for
> what is intended to be a _group_ discussion.
This has nothing to do with anyone's ability or inability to post using
any particular client. This is good policy for a mailing list, to avoid
accidental mail-flooding. It takes all of four or five seconds to
change the To: line in a message - better that a mail accidentally goes
to "one person, not 200" than vice-versa.
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