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On 3/3/2014 7:56 AM, Jim Seymour <> wrote:
On Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:25:36 -0500
Tanstaafl <> wrote:

On 3/2/2014 1:53 PM, Jim Seymour <> wrote:
In fact: Because some people, for some reason, feel the need to set
"Reply-to" to their own email address: I've a procmail rule that
resets those to the mailing list.

That is rude and arrogant and you should *never* do that.

That is your opinion and you're welcome to it.  Mine is that
conversations begun on a mailing list by default should stay on the
mailing list.

By default, I absolutely agree, but that is not what you said that I replied to.

You said you intentionally set up a promail rule to OVERRIDE A USERS EXPLICITLY SET REPLY-TO.

Not even in the same universe.

Years of experience on a wide variety of mailing lists has taught me
there is a subset of participants that, for whatever reason, set their
default Reply-to to themselves, then expect respondents to "Reply

That is *their* problem, why make it yours?

I rarely use "Reply All," and *never* on a mailing list.

The only time I do is on broken mail lists that:

a) don't have List headers, and

b) are configured to reply to the sender instead of the list.

Then I Reply all and delete the Senders address - but I generally tend to avoid such lists like the plague.

How Reply-to should be handled, or whether it's handled at all, is a
fairly frequent, and often contentious subject on mailing lists.

There is a huge difference between the reply-to-list munging argument, and what you are doing (explicitly overriding a senders explicitly set reply-to).

If you cannot see the difference then I guess we have nothing more to discuss, because I don't (try to) discuss things with stupid people.

As for the mailing list's policies: If they wish to allow un-subscribed
individuals to post, don't wish to set Reply-to or whatever: That's the
list's business, IMO.  I'll happily work within the framework they so
graciously provide me ;)

Agreed... assuming I really want the content of the list in question.

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