On 21-Apr-99 Kevin Dunleavy wrote:
>Colm Buckley wrote:
>>>> Look, I'm leaving it the way it is. For a bunch of good reasons why, see:
>>>>http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html>>I have to agree with both Colm and the article.
>>Another list that I'm on changed the behaviour of the reply-to option
>just this morning.
>It was for the exact reason given by Colm earlier in this debate, that
>people were accidentally replying to the list with private mail.
>(Nothing too embarrassing, but it was very close on one occasion!)
>As he said; better mail for the list go to one person, than mail for one
>person go to the list.
Yes, i remember a classic on something like the nas or someother sound list,
where someone mis mailed by accident an account of his martial difficulties.
His wife was physically abusing him and threatening to commit suicide. Twas a
bit odd i have to admit !. There was a veritable *pause* for a few hours before
normal service continued. He did mail again a day or two later expressing thanks
for the support he got from private message from the list :-)
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