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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 00:15 +1000, Stuart Longland wrote:
> At the moment, I'm used to just clicking the Reply button to send to the
> list... however, on most lists that I participate in, Reply-To is left
> alone, so I'm normally in the habit of clicking Reply-To-All. Seeing as
> I normally have to consciously think *click Reply, not RTA*, I for one
> certainly won't miss not having Reply-to-All.
Reply-to-All is evil. You should be using Reply-to-List. I know that I
sure don't need to get the same email both on and off-list. Off-list
emails should be reserved only for when you explicitly do not want to
send to the list and only to the original email's author.
It is bad enough that we have so many different mail clients that all
behave differently. It gets a tad old deleting multiple emails that are
identical. This is even worse, as using procmail recipes to match on
the message ID generally ends up dumping list mail in my personal
Why can't mailers just show a nice little Reply-to-List button when it
sees that you're reading an email from a mailing list?
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
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