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

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 11:53:30 GMT 2007

On Dec 5, 2007 5:44 AM, Andy Skelton <skeltoac at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2007 3:57 AM, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> I disagree. It is your fault when you send any email to an unintended address.
> > 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.
> The vast majority of replies are intended to be sent to the list.
> Reply-To makes this the default action on clicking Reply in most email
> clients. Thus Reply-To is correctly configured and should not be
> changed for this list.
> Andy

And this debate is nearly as old as mailing lists themselves.  We
might as well begin arguing the relative merits of vi versus Emacs
(forget XEmacs. Splitters!), as we're just as likely to come to a
reasonable, friendly conclusion as with discussing this particular


PS: vi r00lz, Emacs dr00lz.



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