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       Yes, I so agree with you.

From: Jim Seymour <>
Date: Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Reply-To?

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.

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
All."  I rarely use "Reply All," and *never* on a mailing list.  Too
many times, in the past, I've replied, only to have to copy-and-paste
my reply into a new reply and manually set the reply to the mailing

How Reply-to should be handled, or whether it's handled at all, is a
fairly frequent, and often contentious subject on mailing lists.  I've
figured out what works for me.  I leave others to their own devices.

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 ;)


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