I'm following up on my message:
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From: "Hector Santos" <winserver(_dot_)support(_at_)winserver(_dot_)com>
To: "ietf-822 list" <ietf-822(_at_)imc(_dot_)org>
a) Does a MUA need to detect a Mailing List Message as oppose to a just a
pure email message?
b) If so, what headers can assist the MUA to detect a mailing list
I think maybe standardizing of a "List-Address:" header would help address
c) What are the most desirable reply/new mail options for a mailing list?
Reply to List (very similar to a news Reply To Group idea)?
Reply to Directly to Author?
Reply to All?
If the above is used, what would be the addresses used?
For maximum backward compatibility:
Reply to List: <-- List-Address: | Reply-To: | From:
Reply to Sender: <-- Reply-To: | From:
Reply to All <-- List-Address:?, Reply-To:, To:, Cc:
Should a reply to All? Go to the list as well?
Is that enough? How about follow ups?
Follow up to List:
Follow up directly to author?
Follow up to all?
Does that make sense?
I think Follow ups are similar to replies with the difference is how the
mail is quoted or not quoted, including possible a body header and footer
--- This is a follow up ....
Do we need a Message-Followup-To? (MFT) header? how does it fit here?
So I see so far two possible new headers:
While helping the MUA with the network headers, how about the Display
The issue here I think will be based on how much an expander should or even
if it should prepare each message so that the following is correct:
From: Subscriber address
To: List Address for new or From: address for replies
List-Header: List address
Reply-To: (keep original, if any, otherwise defined by MUA)
Hector Santos, Santronics Software, Inc.