[wp-hackers] Get rid of Reply-To munging

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Wed Dec 5 10:39:50 GMT 2007

Big -1 to this. 99/100 times, I want to reply to the whole list. Reply all
is a major pain and it'd mean the poster would get my e-mail twice.

And on the subject of pet peeves, mine is people who change the subject of
their e-mails. :P  Makes GMail start a whole new thread. >_<

On 12/5/07, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 19:43 +1100, DD32 wrote:
> > The problem with that is that many people contact those on-list
> > privately via the address. For many here, This address will be the
> > only one known to them, Its also the only one i get spam on though..
> > So its highly tempting to drump all non-mailing list messages :)
> Well, if this list didn't do stupid Reply-To munging, we wouldn't have
> that problem.
> For a long time, I have disliked the idea of munging, and there have
> been a couple of cases where I have meant to reply off-list and
> accidentally replied on-list, and that was all Reply-To's fault, because
> of the inconsistency with mailing lists that are more intelligently set
> up.
> All the addition of Reply-To does is make it harder to reply off-list to
> somebody. It does not make it easier for somebody to send to the list.
> All mail clients have a Reply All feature, and if the one you're using
> doesn't, well, it's your fault -- there are plenty of free alternatives
> that do.
> --
> P.S. Sorry about the tone of this email -- I'm simply expressing my
> thoughts. To tone it down would mean being dishonest, IMO.
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