I hate the new mail system

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Tue Feb 28 20:44:43 CST 2017

On 02/28/2017 03:23 PM, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote:
> 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).
Your email is still coming through in the Reply to: header 
line.  I looked at the full headers.
In fact, Thunderbird is going to send a direct email to you 
at your LCM address without my doing


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