I hate the new mail system

W2HX w2hx at w2hx.com
Tue Feb 28 16:06:03 CST 2017

When I hit "reply" I get both the originator's email and the lists email in my 'to' field. I can simply delete the list when I want to only reply to the originator.

-----Original Message-----
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Boone via cctalk
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:50 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: I hate the new mail system

 > 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).

You can blame me for the change to the way the From: header is handled.
The purpose of this change is to try to solve the mass bounce problem.

Actually, you should really blame the folks responsible for DKIM, SPF, ADSP, and the like.  The designs of those systems, which purport to reduce spam, pretty much completely fail to consider the concept and operation of mailing lists.

It may be possible to tune the content of the Reply-To field.  I'll have a look.


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