Why no reply-to header?

Micah J. Cowan micah at cowan.name
Tue Sep 12 02:18:18 BST 2006

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 01:59:27AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 14:40 -0700, Micah J. Cowan wrote:
> > Having said that, I nonetheless agree that having the list manager
> > program add Mail-Followup-To (and, probably, more standard-compliant
> > List-Post) headers is the best way to deal with the issue. Reply-To's
> > are explicitly meant to be set by the /author/ of a message, and thus
> > shouldn't be set by list managers.
> > 
> This would be a direct violation of the specification for
> Mail-Followup-To:
> 	Should my mailing list manager set up Mail-Followup-To?
> 	No. This would prevent non-subscribers from receiving copies of
> 	messages. It would fragment cross-posted discussions, sending
> 	some followups to your list alone while other followups are sent
> 	to both lists. You should leave Mail-Followup-To control in the
> 	hands of the original author.

Ah. So it would. :/

Micah J. Cowan
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