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   RE: [xml-dev] Reply-to munging

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Automatically always setting Reply-To makes it awkward or at times
difficult to reply to an individual.  Mistakes ("sorry, meant to be
a private reply") are costly to the entire list membership.

Without Reply-To, it's easy to reply to poster, and trivially different
(what, the SHIFT key? :) to reply to the list.  Mistakes ("sorry, meant
to send to the whole list") are much elss costly.

It follows that not hacking Reply-To is the most efficient way to run a
mailing list.  It is also the most flexible.  It might also help "train"
neophytes to think before posting to a world-wide mailing list with
potentially hundreds of readers; that seems like a good thing to me.

Sometimes I miss Pnews. :)


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