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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: reply-to munging
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:11:31 +0200
On Thursday 14 April 2005 11:01, Andrea Barisani wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 10:54:35AM +0200, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > It appears that recently the mailing list server has enabled reply to
> > munging. From previous discussions (about 2 years ago) it was decided
> > not to do this reply to munging. What I want to ask is do we want to
> > reconsider this decision, or do we want the reply-to munging be
> > disabled again?
> The reply-to was set in almost all mailing lists with the old server.
> During the migration I kept the Reply-To for all lists, I didn't notice
> that gentoo-dev wasn't using it.
> I agree that reply-to munging is a bad idea and I tried removing it
> from gentoo-user receiving a lot of flames because of that, see also
> this bug for something related about this topic:
> I'm prefectly happy with removing our reply-to header (and leaving
> user_defined one if any) if the userbase of this ml is happy to deal
> without it.

It also changed for the many smaller lists like -core, -nfp, -trustees, 
(basically all). Perhaps it could be changed such that only -user has the 


Paul de Vrieze
Gentoo Developer
Mail: pauldv@g.o
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-- Paul de Vrieze
Re: reply-to munging
-- Andrea Barisani
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