[OT] Attn. All GMAIL users

Darryl Clarke smartssa at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 22:49:13 UTC 2005

On 7/27/05, Ewan Mac Mahon <ewan at macmahon.me.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2005 at 11:54:32PM -0400, Darryl Clarke wrote:
> > On 7/26/05, Ali Milis <almilis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > The default of gmail.com's "Reply-To: " is yourself.
> > > If you do not like that, you need to click "Settings"
> > > and fill "Reply-To: " with "< >". Do not forget that
> > > there is a space between "<" and ">".
> >
> > Why exactly would one want to break the reply-to?
> >
> If you're subscribed to the list you don't necessarily want two copies
> of replies, one direct, one via the list; with both the gmail and the
> ubuntu addresses in reply-to that's what you'll get.

Maybe it's not well documented; but the reply-to on these ubuntu lists
are re-written by the list server based on whether or not the sender's
email is subscribed.

Mine for example, just like yours, will be stripped from the reply-to
and replaced with just the list address.

Unfortunately not all lists work this way (there's always a heated
debate as to whether or not it's an accepted practice...)

~ Darryl  ~ smartssa at gmail.com
http://smartssa.com / http://darrylclarke.com

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