[antlr-interest] mailing list reply-to address

Randall R Schulz rschulz at sonic.net
Tue Mar 6 13:12:21 PST 2007

On Tuesday 06 March 2007 12:59, Johannes Luber wrote:
> Eric Deplagne wrote:
> >   Just get rid of the In-Reply-To after editing the subject
> >   and you'll be fine.
> The problem with that is, that I tend to forget to look if the
> recipient is the list or the human whom I reply. Then I end sending
> the email twice, if I notice my mistake. I simply expect that a reply
> will be sent to the mailing list unless I interfere. That's how any
> other other mailing list works, I've subscribed to.

Eric was referring to the problem with erroneous topic thread membership 
when one uses their mail client's Reply function in an attempt to start 
a new thread.

Most GUI mail clients do not display all headers and In-Reply-To is not 
usually among those that are shown.

It's just a bad habit to use Reply to start a new thread. The only 
reason people do it is to avoid having to enter a destination address, 
but there are better ways to deal with this. Just as it's a bad habit 
to expect the list to have munged Reply-To, which is what you, 
Johannes, were responding to.

> Best regards,
> Johannes Luber

Randall Schulz

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