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At 18:31 12/08/2012 +0200, Florian Effenberger wrote:
this is to inform you that the reply settings on this list have changed (so-called "Reply to mangling" has been disabled).

Well done!

This new way fails safe. A message intended to be public may get sent privately by mistake - a minor inconvenience that can easily be remedied by sending the message again correctly. The old method risked messages intended to be private being sent publicly - a unfortunate consequence that simply cannot be undone.

Interestingly, there's an argument that list processors have no business inserting a Reply-To header, which is instead the sole domain of the message's author. RFC 2822 appears to require this: 'When the "Reply-To:" field is present, it indicates the mailbox(es) to which the *author* of the message suggests that replies be sent" (my emphasis). The author of a message, of course, is not the list.

Brian Barker

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