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Maxim Kammerer mk at dee.su
Thu Aug 9 07:29:50 PDT 2012


On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Sam King <samking at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> In general, I prefer it when the reply-to is as it is in this mailing list.
> When I want to reply to the sender, I hit reply, and when I want to reply to
> all, I hit reply all.

Then, after N replies in a row, you have N subscriber emails in To:
header, which means that user's mail server has to send N identical
emails (strain on the server, risk of triggering spam filters), list
server has to filter email to subscribers who are in To: or Cc: (if
anything goes wrong, they get an email twice), and anyone who forwards
an email from the list unnecessarily exposes subscribers' email
addresses.

> When the reply-to is the list, it becomes more
> annoying to reply just to the sender.

Any decent mail client has a “Reply to Sender” button — no idea why
GMail doesn't (or I didn't look hard enough).

-- 
Maxim Kammerer
Liberté Linux: http://dee.su/liberte



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