Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging...

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Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:09 am

Marc-Olivier Barre wrote:

Well... maybe, if the mail client does the right thing. If the user hits
the right button.
There's just no way around that - if Reply-To is not set, you rely on
the client, which may be well-behaved, or not. :-/ Not to mention the user.

I love de-centralization and whatnot, but sometimes you just have to
impose certain things.

> You might not have seen last weeks thread announcing the change. I

What can I say, I disagree with almost everything in it. :-)

"Anyone who gets any spam at all knows how to delete email" - great, now
I have to deal with more spam, from the mailing lists. :-(

> a part named "Getting two copies of the same email". You will find

But it's not a "method" - it just says "I hope your email client behaves
in a certain way, otherwise tough luck".

Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating Reply-To munging per se. If all
mailing lists servers and all mail clients were well-behaved, then it
wouldn't matter - some kind of list identifier would be set by the
server, and all clients would dutifully add it to replies going to the
mailing list. So then the reply could be sent directly, not through the
server and everything would still work.

The reality is, this is a world far from perfect. Reply-To munging is
the only way to keep things consistent across the board, no matter
what's the client or the server. If things get better (more
standardized) with email software then fine, stop tweaking the stupid
header.

--
Florin Andrei

http://florin.myip.org/

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[LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Wed Aug 8, 5:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Tue Aug 14, 12:59 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Loki Davison, (Tue Aug 14, 1:27 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Chris McCormick, (Tue Aug 14, 9:55 am)
[LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Fri Aug 17, 12:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., david, (Tue Aug 14, 10:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Gordon JC Pearce, (Wed Aug 15, 9:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., david, (Thu Aug 16, 9:26 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Arnold Krille, (Tue Aug 14, 10:30 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Tue Aug 14, 6:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., david, (Wed Aug 15, 4:52 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Frank Barknecht, (Tue Aug 14, 12:37 pm)
[LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Fri Aug 17, 12:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Tue Aug 14, 6:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Frank Barknecht, (Tue Aug 14, 8:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Wed Aug 15, 12:14 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Frank Barknecht, (Wed Aug 15, 6:28 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Tue Aug 14, 6:51 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Jack O'Quin, (Tue Aug 14, 2:30 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Tue Aug 14, 5:59 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Forest Bond, (Tue Aug 14, 10:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 14, 8:40 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Tue Aug 14, 6:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 14, 8:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Wed Aug 15, 12:11 am)
[LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Sat Aug 18, 5:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., david, (Sat Aug 18, 7:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Aug 15, 9:22 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Paul Davis, (Wed Aug 15, 3:52 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Matthias , (Tue Aug 14, 9:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Arnold Krille, (Tue Aug 14, 10:27 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., david, (Wed Aug 15, 4:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Matthias , (Tue Aug 14, 1:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 14, 11:25 am)
[LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Fri Aug 17, 12:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Arnold Krille, (Tue Aug 14, 1:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Aug 14, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Matthias , (Tue Aug 14, 1:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Tue Aug 14, 2:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Arnold Krille, (Tue Aug 14, 4:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Matthias , (Tue Aug 14, 4:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Tue Aug 14, 1:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Tue Aug 14, 6:54 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Tue Aug 14, 6:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Loki Davison, (Tue Aug 14, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Aug 15, 10:47 am)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Tue Aug 14, 8:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Florin Andrei, (Wed Aug 15, 12:09 am)
[LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Sat Aug 18, 5:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Frank Barknecht, (Tue Aug 14, 12:34 pm)
[LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Sun Aug 12, 4:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Frank Barknecht, (Sun Aug 12, 9:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Aug 13, 8:04 am)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Frank Barknecht, (Mon Aug 13, 8:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Michelle Konzack, (Tue Aug 14, 2:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Forest Bond, (Tue Aug 14, 4:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Aug 13, 9:33 am)
Re: [LAU] Re: Goodbye ReplyTo munging..., Marc-Olivier Barre, (Sun Aug 12, 5:01 pm)