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

Robin Adrianse robin.adr at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 04:28:23 GMT 2007

I agree with Andy. I don't find this to be a problem at all -- 99% of the
messages are meant to be sent to the entire list. If you really wanted to
talk to someone off-list, you could change the To address to their personal
email. This is different than, say, the wp-pro list, where you're supposed
to reply off-list. People have replied to the entire list before, by
accident, and that's a list where such a fix may be more useful.

On Dec 5, 2007 7:36 PM, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 04:44 -0600, Andy Skelton wrote:
> > 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.
> It's not making it the "default action", it's simply mangling the
> functionality of the Reply button. You're making the functionality of
> the Reply and Reply All buttons the same, when they were previously
> different.
> You're not adding any functionality, you're only removing it, and
> introducing an extra hurdle when you want to specifically reply
> off-list.
> I was considering setting up a special email address like a few other
> people do here, like "wordpress(at)jeremy.visser.name", and set up a
> Reply-To header so any offlist replies would go to my main address,
> "jeremy.visser(at)gmail.com", but I can't do that, because the mailing
> list is completely disregarding the address I would like people to reply
> to, and substituting it with its own.
> But then again, it may be even more dangerous to change the function of
> an already working list, as not everybody will start hitting Reply All
> magically if you turn off Reply-To munging.
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