Reply-To: behavior was Re: imaging DC600A QIC tapes
tomj at wps.com
Thu Mar 3 12:03:02 CST 2005
On Thu, 2 Mar 2005, Pete Turnbull wrote:
>>> Reply-To: julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk,
>>> "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
>>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>> I noticed this when I tried to reply and saw both addresses in the
>> upon checking, I found that Reply-To:.
>> How it got that way, of course, is a different question.
> Probably because Jules' mailer is inserting an unecessary "Reply-to:"
> header (pointless, since it's supposed to be used only when you want
> replies to go to somewhere other than the "From:"), and then mailman is
> applying the principle of "least modification" and *appending* the
> classiccmp address, rather than replacing the one Jules' mailer put in.
> I've noticed this with posts from one or two other listmembers.
I think Jay's right -- mailman may have changed, but it's not
necessarily incorrect. There are few subtleties involving
To:/Reply-To: processing but it's one of those things a lot of
MUAs make configurable. Pine's "reply-always-uses-reply-to" in
feature-list, for example.
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