On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 12:45:53PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 11:48:38AM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> > and if you set Mail-Followup-To correctly that's what you'll get. since
> > you choose not to, you don't.
> Do remember that who gets CC'd on replies is ultimately up to the sender
> of the email, not the sender of the original. Usually, they'll just want
> to reply to the list, unless there is a really good reason, no ?
that's what i do: i reply to the list. some people want to be cc'd on
replies to their messages to the list. since there's no way i (or any
other user of an mua that implements "reply to list") can remember which
people those are, i suggest that they set the Mail-Followup-To header.
in mutt you can set a sender hook to do this automatically for ilug
mail; i assume other mua's offer similar headers.
mutt offers three reply options which by default are bound to "g" for
reply all, "r" for reply to sender, and "L" for reply to list. in order
to allow the person being replied to to give hints to those who reply,
the "r" reply pays attention to the Reply-To header and the "L" option
pays attention to the Mail-Followup-To header.
paul complains this isn't a standard, but it is a de-facto standard.
there are loads of standards on the net, and many aren't fully supported
or implemented correctly. most web pages aren't standard, but i suspect
he views them for instance.
email standards documents are traditionally a description of what's
already common practice. if loads of mailers support mft, then a
standards document for it will show up. mail headers are very flexible
for just that reason. all my mails can set the "Grovel-Pitifully: yes|no"
header and mua's can choose whether or not to alert anyone replying to
such mails to act appropriately. or not alert them.
traditionally people explicitly request to be cc'd on list replies.
most people do not like to be cc'd on replies to the list. the whole
point to the mft header is to save people who *like* to be cc'd the
trouble of asking.
kevin at ie.suberic.nethttp://ie.suberic.net/~kevin/
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