[Haskell-cafe] Reply-To: Header in Mailinglists

Bastian Erdnüß earthnut at web.de
Fri Nov 19 15:22:28 EST 2010

On Nov 19, 2010, at 13:54, Tillmann Rendel wrote:

> Hi Bastian,
> Bastian Erdnüß wrote:
>> 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.
> The mailing lists on haskell.org set the List-Post: header to the adress of the list, and many mail clients use this information to allow "reply to list" somehow. If your client doesn't, you can manually work around the problem by "reply to all" and possibly deleting the email adress of the original sender.

I see, the Reply-To header is evil.

> I use Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.6, and I have configured it to show a button "reply to list" between "reply to all" and "forward".

I use Apple Mail and at least I have a reply to all button.  I just think that pollutes the others mailboxes (esp. yours, right now).

I have to check if one can teach my mail client somehow a reply to list button.  That with the List-Post header was a valuable information, thanks.


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