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Joseph Lorenzo Hall joe at
Wed Mar 20 05:53:26 PDT 2013

The strain on server argument and the list server filtering argument seem silly to me (I doubt any configuration other than allowing very large attachments will substantially impact the server and Mailman does redundancy filtering quite well if you allow it)... and I'm on lists where forwarding requires manually removing email addresses and that seems to mostly work.

Again, I'm happy to go either way, especially of there has been a formal poll... but I'm on a slew of "decent mailing lists" and none of them do this, primarily to avoid useless email traffic and embarrassment but also to avoid misconfigured precedence:bulk responses.

best, Joe

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
Senior Staff Technologist
Center for Democracy & Technology

On Mar 20, 2013, at 4:51, Maxim Kammerer <mk at> wrote:

> 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
> twice)
> - Reducing both the strain on the server and the risk of triggering spam filters
> So no new information has been brought in this thread.
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