[RC5] Re: Reply to: Changed

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen rask at kampsax.k-net.dk
Wed Jan 7 18:51:02 EST 1998

Den 07-Jan-98 18:09:06 skrev Skip Huffman følgende om "Re: [RC5] Re: Reply to: Changed":
> On 07 Jan 98 17:23:07 +0100, Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:

>>So set up your mail reader to deal with it.

> Possible, but difficult as "RC5 at LLAMAS.NET" is not referenced anywhere
> in the header.

Se below.

>>> At the very, very, very least, change the From: to be the list, so
>>                                            ^^^^^
>>> people have a choice where to respond to.
>>You're not serious about that, are you?

> Yes, that way rc5 at llamas.net is referenced in the header.  If I get a
> message that is "From:" you, and "Reply To:" you, how am I to know that
> it came from the RC5 mailing list?

The last few headers provide a clue:

Subject: Back on topic, Was:Re: [RC5] Wow, I'm fast! (off topic)
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by chipsworld.llamas.net id MAA13235
Sender: owner-rc5 at llamas.net
Precedence: bulk

The Sender: header is set to owner-rc5 at llamas.net on all messages from the
mailing list.

> The fact that it came from a
> mailing list, and which mailing list, needs to be clearly noted in the
> header.  The common way to do this is "Reply-To:".  

No, the common way is Sender: (e.g. all lists managed by Majordomo),
Delivered-To: (if the list is hosted on a qmail system) or Mailing-List: (for
lists managed by ezmlm). Several lists I'm on don't set Reply-To: but all
provide at least one of these headers. Also, if the local delivery agent at
your mail server inserts the envelope sender address in a Return-Path:
header, that gives you a clue as well:

Return-Path: <owner-rc5 at lists.destributed.net>

> You know that you are drinking  too much coffee if:

You know you're not drinking enough coffee if:
   You don't understand all the "You know you're drinking too much coffee..."


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