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Maxim Kammerer mk at
Wed Mar 20 01:51:15 PDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Michael Allan <mike at> wrote:
> But it now appears that safety is a concern (as Matt points out),
> which wasn't originally understood.  Since it's a question of safety
> vs. convenience, then maybe it's better to revert immediately to the
> default setting (the safer one).

How about no? Any decent mailing list uses reply-to-list as a default.
The original survey stated:

Reply to entire list or individual sender:
- Advantage of replying to individual sender includes preventing
personal replies from being inadvertently sent to the entire list.

Advantages of replying to entire list include:
- Preventing people who forward emails from the list from
unnecessarily exposing subscribers' email addresses
- Preventing list server from having to filter email to subscribers
who are in To: or Cc: (if anything goes wrong, they get an email
- Reducing both the strain on the server and the risk of triggering spam filters

So no new information has been brought in this thread.

Maxim Kammerer
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