D. J. Bernstein wrote:
Bruce Lilly writes:
If the original message author wishes responses to go
to the list, he should set Reply-To to the list address.
Senders often want to _encourage_ followups and _discourage_ replies.
That doesn't mean senders want to _break_ the reply mechanism.
Mail doesn't have "followups", it has replies. The Reply-To field
provides a sender with a mechanism to specify the reply address(es)
which he wishes to encourage. It is of course still possible for a
recipient to direct replies elsewhere.