[OSM-talk] mailing list behavior
vegard at engen.priv.no
Mon Sep 1 20:19:52 BST 2008
On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 09:05:56PM +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 01:39:33PM -0500, Lance Dyas wrote:
> >The default responder to public conversation venues
> >needs to be to just that ...
> There's no way OSM could change that default, it's up to your MUA
> vendor. The buttons you're currently using are "reply" (with an implied
> "to author") and "reply to all", not "reply (default)" and "reply
Actually, yes and no.
the mailing-list *could* add a reply-to header, to the list-adress. It's
not a fool-proof method (what if the user also adds one?), but it makes an
effort, at least, to tell the users that the reply-to should go to the
Now, you'll find people agreeing and disagreeing with both methods. I
tend to be of the opinion that reply-to to the list is a good thing just
because that's the most intuitive to a beginner, and the most
experienced learn to cope with whatever is standard behavior.
- Vegard Engen, member of the first RFC1149 implementation team.
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