[Haskell-cafe] Reply to

Matthijs Kooijman matthijs at stdin.nl
Wed May 6 03:40:02 EDT 2009

Hi Ashok,

> I feel that the haskell mailing lists must have the reply-to field set, so that
> a person can reply to the list by just clicking reply.
Most email clients have a "followup" or "reply-to-all" feature, that will do
this. Better email clients also support (setting and reading) the
Mail-Followup-To header, which can prevents duplicates from being sent to
someone who is also subscribed to the list and ensure that replies are sent
directly to someone who is not on the list.

Using the reply-to header for this purpos is really wrong IMHO, since that
prevents people from easily replying directly to the author (and usually makes
personal email end up on the list as well) and makes it impossible for people
to use the Reply-To header for the purpose it was really meant for.

See also http://cr.yp.to/proto/replyto.html


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