Yes, there are many people still using MS Exchange and Lotus Notes
that use that stupid stupid stupid out of office broken crap. Then
there are the people that love 'vacation'.
Also, most mail clients should be able to do a reply-to-list feature.
Mutt supports this. gmail still does not. :( After all, they have
'reply' (implying reply to sender), and 'reply to all', why not a
'reply to list'? I've asked gmail to add it. I expect they'll keep
ignoring me. *grin*
I haven't seen a reply-to-list feature in thunderbird. I don't think
the two outlook clients do it either. I also doubt eudora does it.
For such a useful feature for a mail client, it seems most don't even
support it. :(
I'm personally against the reply to being set to the list. It is too
easy to accidentally send a reply to a list that was meant for an
just my opinion,
PS, in gmail, I do 'reply to all', then highlight the CC: address and
cut it, then highlight the To: and paste over it. I'm get I then
edit out any non-mailing list addresses.
On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 14:08:54 -0400, William Arlofski
<waa dash m0n0wall at revpol dot com> wrote:
> Ok.. That's the answer I was looking for. I knew there was probably a
> good reason. Thanks. I especially liked "Coddling the Brain-Dead,
> Penalizing the Conscientious" :)
> But do people still use "out of office replies" in this day and age of
> spam? Sheesh. So much wasted traffic...
> gramels wrote:
> > I am strictly against reply-to-list as a default, otherwise the list
> > would receive all stupid out of office replies...
> > please read also http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> > On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 12:47:41 -0400, William Arlofski
> > <waa dash m0n0wall at revpol dot com> wrote:
> >>Would it be possible for the mailing list owner to switch the reply-to
> >>and CC fields on email sent from the list.
> >>Currently when clicking "reply" to an email on the list, the reply goes
> >>to the sender, rather than to the list. Often, a reply ends up being
> >>sent only to the user and because of this, the problem is solved, but
> >>the answer never makes it to the list leaving dead ends for future
> >>m0n0wall users seeking answers to questions.
> >>I think reply-to should be the m0n0wall list, and CC should be the
> >>original sender. Am I off base on this line of thinking?
> >>Thanks for any input.
> >>Bill Arlofski
> >>waa dash m0n0wall at revpol dot com
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