Reply-to: Sender

Richard McCourt rmccourt at CONDOR.DEPAUL.EDU
Sat Oct 14 22:30:50 CDT 1995

I'll send this at the risk of getting too nit-picky.  I use Pine and for
some reason it asks me if I want to send to all "recipients" when I reply
to a message (like this one).  So evidently one can configure Pine not to
send a shotgun blast of replies.  Of course, since it asks me I can reply
to taxacom because I sloppily hit "y" when the prompt appears.  Sort of
an UNconcious explicit effort.
Rick McCourt

On Sat, 14 Oct 1995, John McNeill wrote:

> 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
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>       Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada.
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