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This is top posted. I apologize but it seems appropriate in this case.

A blind copy (to prevent Reply All from including the address) of this is also going to the list's 

I'm a 75 year youngster. Over the last few months I've taken to reading and responding to eMail via 
K-9 Mail on my Android phone.

Reacting to a message involves tapping an arrow icon and selecting one of four items from a menu 
that appears. Here are the four menu items and their default behavior ON THIS LIST.

• Reply — A reply style message gets addressed to the one who posted the message to which I am 
replying. My signature is above the quoted text.

• Reply all — A reply style message gets addressed to every Tom, Dick, and Harry (including the 
list) found in the addressing headers of the message to which I am replying. My signature is above 
the quoted text.

• Forward — A forward style message without any addressees is created. I don't recall where my 
signature gets placed.

• Share — A "list" of applications is offered which includes the installed eMail apps. If I select 
K-9 Mail a reply style message is generated with only the list addressed and with my signature at 
the bottom.

I think most (all?) eMail clients have "Reply," "Reply All," and "Forward" functionality.

I also think most mailing lists encourage replies to the list by inserting a "Reply-To" header 
designating the list as the preferred reply address. This lets all on the list to learn from most 
responses. It also guides people on the list regarding which queries still need a response.

When I started using eMail (using Pegasus Mail) over a dozen years ago it was considered to be rude 
to arbitrarily use Reply All. One reason is that using it in reply to a rumor that was spewed to a 
zillion addresses will also spew the reply a zillion ways. As a result my reflex action is to use 
the simple Reply action.

Seeing others say they have inadvertently sent replies off list tells me that this issue is not 
unique to me.

On 01/28/2014 06:33 PM, Dave Liesse wrote:

And if you use Thunderbird and read the list through gmane you will see 
a followup button that replies only to the list.  The reply button 
replies to the sender.

Regards,  Jim

FWIW, I've done some searching of my email since my earlier post. It
seems that I get the "Reply All" button for lists that are Yahoo!
groups, and "Reply List" for lists that use real list servers.


On 1/28/2014 16:23, Peter West wrote:
I've just switched to Thunderbird from Apple Mail, and the Reply List
button is very handy indeed.

There is a minority of lists that exhibit the same behaviour as this
one with replies. The fact that it is a minority makes it all the more
likely that I will send replies to the wrong address - the OP.

P.S. Apple has had ongoing problems with Mail in Mavericks, and I
suspect they have decided to phone home about everyone you add to the
address list of an email.  Using Contacts groups became painfully slow.

On 29/01/2014 9:59 am, Dave Liesse wrote:
Virgil, I don't think it's just the list. The mail client must have
something to do with it, as well; I use Thunderbird and have a "Reply
List" option on this list, while on some others I do and some I don't.



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