On Wed, 25 May 2005, Paul Jakma wrote:
> Depending on how interesting the results are, i'll try take this up
> on the 822 IETF list, ie if the results show a huge variation in
> interpretation of 822 / if they show setting Reply-To in this
> manner can not reliably achieve "please include me in replies".
- Reply-To can be multi-valued
- RFC2822 clarified Reply-To as being a 'suggestion'
so it is possible to use Reply-To to indicate ones preference for
list replies, to an extent:
a) If you want to be included in a reply:
Reply-To: <your mailbox>, <list mailbox>
b) If you don't want personal replies:
Reply-To: <list mailbox>
There is an issue in that there are a lot of MUAs which do not
involve the user in deciding whether to use Reply-To or not, and
simply always pick Reply-To when replying to a message. This
behaviour is not ideal, only the user can really decide which
mailbox addresses are appropriate to reply to.
Further, now that Mailman 2.1 is running the list, users who prefer
b) above can go to their subscription-info page (URL for which is
emailed to you when you join, and every month in a reminder), go
their preferences and set:
Avoid duplicate copies of messages?
to 'Yes'. Mailman will suppress the list-copy if it detects your
subscriber address is already listed in To or CC.
'Receive own copies?' is also selectable. (I prefer to).
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
To err is human, to forgive is against company policy.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!