[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.
>>> 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)
X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by chipsworld.llamas.net id MAA13235
Sender: owner-rc5 at llamas.net
The Sender: header is set to owner-rc5 at llamas.net on all messages from the
> 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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