Re: Reply to list (was Re: about the Python code)

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Jul 24 2003 - 23:25:03 CDT

Arthur

At 4:40 PM -0700 7/24/03, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>On Thursday 24 July 2003 01:45 pm, Alan Dechert wrote:
>> I'm not sure if some of us are inadvertently sending private
>> email when replying to the list. I notice that if I hit
>> reply, I get the email of the sender in the To box (not the
>> voting-list address). What gives, Arthur? Other lists I'm on
>> I get the list address when I hit reply.
>>
>> Alan
>
>This is a much-argued point. Some list managers insist that the
>default reply should not be to the list, in part because that
>makes it more likely that a private message will be published.
>If you send to one person by mistake, the error is easily
>corrected. If you send to everybody by mistake, no correction is
>possible.
>
>Some mailers have a "reply to list" function. I use kmail on
>Linux, which does this. Otherwise you can use the "reply to all"
>function, and delete unwanted individual addresses.
>--
>Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
>Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
>Computers for all of us
>http://www.simputerland.com, http://cherlin.blogspot.com

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