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Oops. Pegasus Mail truncated my Reply-To header. We'll see what DroidMail does.


-----Original Message-----
From: "James E. Lang" <>
Sent: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:05
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] List-reply issues... again


One problem is that not all mail clients explicitly support your 
option d (Reply to mailing list). Option c (Reply to sender) is not 
even explicitly supported by some mail clients. Pegasus Mail (which I 
am using for this response) has only a single Reply button but using 
it opens a Reply Options menu from which one can select any of about 
six different header categories from which the addressee can be 
selected. Of course the To: field can be manually edited later as 
well. Mulberry Mail, which I use sometimes on both Linux and Windows, 
has a similar technique for selecting the addressee(s) for replies 
(and only a single button). DroidMail on my Android phone has two 
"buttons" -- Reply and Reply All.

This topic has become the basis for flame wars on this list so I 
generally try to avoid the subject here. However, I will once again 
explain my own way of thinking about the subject.

Mailing lists are a way to share comments with a group of people who 
share an interest in a particular topic. As such private replies 
_should_ be the exception rather than the rule. As a result, IMO 
Reply should route the message to the mailing list by default. 
Starting with this post, any message that I send to this mailing list 
via any of the three mail clients that I use will carry this header:

   Reply-To: "LibreOffice Users List" <

This will tell the mail clients from which replies are sent that this 
is the preferred address to which a reply should be sent. This is my 
way of getting around what I consider to be a wrong headed 
configuration of this mailing list.

I am willing to respond to serious questions about my policy and way 
of thinking but will NOT participate in a flame war..


On 27 Apr 2014 at 18:09, Paul wrote:

I know this list reply issue has cropped up several times now, but just
to add something I haven't seen mentioned:

I'm using Claws Mail 3.7.6 on Windows 7 64bit. When replying to
messages from this list, there are normally four options:

a) Reply
b) Reply to all
c) Reply to sender
d) Reply to mailing list

I normally use the default reply (option a), and like with this
message, it normally goes to the list.

But a while back I noticed that for someone I was replying to, the
reply button addressed the reply to the person, and not the list. I
can't remember who (or even when exactly) this was, but it was not the
normal behavior. In that case I picked it up before sending the
message, and just manually corrected the issue, I think. I'm can't
remember if I tried the "Reply to mailing list" option, or what it did
if I did.

So it seems that sometimes things work one way and sometimes the

On Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:03:28 -0400
Tanstaafl <> wrote:

This is a PEBKAC problem, nothing more...

I'm not so sure it always is...


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