I hate the new mail system

Rich Alderson 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).

Rich Alderson

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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