[Haskell-cafe] Re: Reply-To: Header in Mailinglists (was: About "Fun with type functions" example)

Arnaud Bailly arnaud.oqube at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 09:25:46 EST 2010

I personnally use most of the time gmail, so I don't have access to a
Reply-To-List feature (or do I?).
I usually do Reply-to-all which I think is as I guess most mailers
remove duplicate mails. Am I right?


On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Maciej Piechotka <uzytkownik2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 04:55 +0100, Bastian Erdnüß wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I just put an answer two this in beginners at haskell.org.  It was not on purpose to move the topic.  It's just that questions I feel I can answer are usually beginner level questions and so I'm not often writing in the cafe itself.
>> It would make my life a little bit more easy if the mailing lists on haskell.org would add a Reply-To: header automatically to each message containing the address of the mailing list, the message was sent to.  Usually that's the place where others would want to sent the answers to, I would suppose.
>> Is there a reason that that's not the case?  Am I missing something?  Or am I supposed to install a more cleaver mail client which can do that for me?  Is there one?  Probably written in Haskell ;-)
>> Cheers,
>> Bastian
>> On
> Inserting the Reply-To header is against the RFC (if you like I can find
> exact quote). Reply-To is a header marking where *author* of message
> wants to receive replies.
> There are many reasons why you want to reply privately - for example you
> want to say about crossing the rules of netiquette etc., disclose some
> information not intended for public view (remote code execution bug)
> etc.
> You press "reply to author" button and... oops. it wasn't suppose to go
> public.
> There is a specialized header meant to specify mailing list which should
> and is be used.
> Regards
> PS. Probably it varies from ML to ML along with top and bottom posting
> along with 72-character limit in line.
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