At 06:37 PM 7/29/97 -0500, Philip Guenther wrote thusly:
Folks, if you don't want people to cc replies to your messages to you,
then stick a "Reply-To:" header in _your_ outgoing messages that points
Good idea. Now I've got a whole separate config for when I'm on this list.
header untouched, and thus you don't have to deal with the doubled
messages. Those of us who prefer to be cc'ed are then left happy.
Unfortunatley, as I recall, there is a problem with many mailers which will
cause their Reply-All to fetch the reply-to, cc, and original to: addresses
and use them all to reply to -- and if the reply-to happens to be the same
and the to: or cc: then there will be TWO copies of the same address in the
The fix of course is for whoever encounters that to remove the duplicate
address - just as they could remove MY address from the list under normal
But hey, at least its someone else sending two copies, and not me, so what
should I care?
Whether or not a message should say
should be choice of the sender, _not_ the list.
I agree that this isn't necessarily the best solution here. However, I'd
like to offer that anybody posting replies on the list should have the
courtesy to remove direct replies when they are obviously unnessesary -
I've been copied on replies when the person posting it merely happens to be
following up after a comment I've made -- and if ANYBODY should have been
carboned, it'd be the person originally asking the question.
So, I'll strive to use the reply-to tweak and see if that doesn't work here.
Of course, none of this fixes the list spammage problem.
Please DO NOT carbon me on list replies. I'll get my copy from the list.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
Post Box 2395 / San Rafael, CA 94912-2395