[Haskell-cafe] [off-topic / administrative] List Reply-to

Udo Stenzel u.stenzel at web.de
Wed Oct 11 11:53:25 EDT 2006

Mikael Johansson wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Misha Aizatulin wrote:
> > Here is an argument against Reply-To munging. I'd say I agree with it:
> >
> >http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> * It provides no benefit to the user of a reasonable mailer.
> [...]
> 1) get multiple copies of mails concerning discussions I participate in or
> 2) have to manually re-edit the header each and every time I want to keep 
> a discussion on a mailing list, possibly with added trouble finding the 
> right adress to send to

A reasonable mailer has functions "reply", "reply-to-all" and
"reply-to-list".  I'm composing this mail using "reply-to-list", have to
edit no headers, the reply goes to the list and nobody gets duplicate

> * It removes important information, which can make it impossible to 
> get back to the message sender.

This is the most important bit, actually.  Anyone who wants to post a
single question to haskell or haskell-cafe has to be subscribed, or the
reply may go to the list, no matter what he put into the reply-to
header.  Is it a good thing to shut out casual users?

> I view pine as something that should be classified as 
> reasonable

Pein (sic!) is not reasonable.  If you love it so much, please whip out
the source code, implement a "reply-to-list" function and get at least
one mailer removed from a silly debate.

> I disagree.
> I don't agree.
> I don't agree. 
> I don't agree.
> I don't agree.

Very convincing.  Keep up the good work.

Hast du zum Leben kein Motiv --
steig mal vor, vielleicht geht's schief.
	-- aus einem Gipfelbuch
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