Reply-to: Sender

John McNeill johnm at ROM.ON.CA
Sat Oct 14 07:43:01 CDT 1995

On Sat, 14 Oct 1995, Wolfgang Wuster wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Oct 1995, Peter Rauch wrote:

>> By the way, TAXACOM is configured so that the Reply-to email header
>> field is set to "Sender" (i.e., to the person who originated the
>> message), and not to Taxacom.

>> Thus, all the replies you see on Taxacom are due to a conscious,

>> explicit effort on the part of the person replying to direct that
>> reply to Taxacom. (For some, it doesn't necessarily make it right,
>> but it does indicate the sender's intention.)

> Depends on the mail server. I am using pine, and the default option is
> that the mail gets sent direct to the sender, and a copy to Taxacom.

My suspicion is that this is fairly general;  if the whole of Taxacom
gets this (and my apologies to those overburdened), then Cc:Mail, like
pine, finds it hard to reply only to the true Sender.  (Cc:Mail
identifies "Biological Systematics Discussion Group" as the "Sender" and
the message as being "From" Wolfgang Wuster.)

John McNeill

From: John McNeill, Director, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park,
      Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada.
      Tel.: 416-586-5639      Fax: 416-586-8044
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