It looks like the decision on whether or not to stop reply-to munging has
fallen to me. After a little debate, I have decided to leave the mailing
lists as they are.
First, I would ask that everyone read the excellent articles at the
They pretty well cover the pros & cons of reply-to munging. I find the
latter article much more compelling, but maybe that is b/c I like the
system how it is already. I would like to add one more point. I personally
do not use the "group reply" function on MUA's unless I really need to. I
don't want to even risk getting into the habit of hitting that and
accidentally mass-mailing a personal mail. You might notice that this is
very similar to an argument made in the first article above. My response
is that it is very unlikely that I will be mailing information of a
personal nature in response to a mailing list posting.
For those that want people to use a different address than their From:
address, I suggest you put it in your signature.
Feel free to respond to this, and if I feel that an overwhelming number of
you really would prefer to do away with Reply-to munging, then I will do it.
One other thing that I will consider. If a particular mailing list feels
that reply-to munging is not necessarily, we could remove it just for that
Chad Huneycutt (firstname.lastname@example.org)