I hate the new mail system
RichA at livingcomputers.org
Tue Feb 28 15:23:27 CST 2017
OK, it's official. I rarely criticize mail interfaces, because they're usually
mostly innocuous. However, today's change makes life a lot more difficult.
In the past, it was simple to direct a reply to an individual instead of to the
list because the originator's address was right there in the From: header. As
of today, the list address is substituted for that, so that it is impossible to
respond privately unless you happen to have a bunch of old messages archived and
the person to whom you want to respond is someone who has written previously.
Is this a conscious choice, or a configurable with a different default setting
in a new mail system than was previously in place? However it came to be, it
greatly diminishes communications quality (IMAO).
Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134
mailto:RichA at LivingComputers.org
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