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Re: Administrivia (very OT, but should be addressed)
From: Cael Abal <lists2 () onryou com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 19:55:01 -0500
"Dan's proposal is intrinsically flawed. It incorrectly assumes that the
sender can reasonably anticipate the recipient's needs in replying to
the message, and that such needs can reasonably be lumped into either
"reply" or "followup". It doesn't solve the real problem, which is that
responders need to think about where their replies go. Mail-Followup-To
won't decrease the number of messages that go to the wrong place."
But you can at least tell people if you want or need a separate copy
in addition to what gets sent to the list. People who don't want separate
copies should be setting mail-followup-to. Even if not all mail clients
support it some do.
Bruno, did you read the objections raised in that link I provided? I
know how Mail-Followup-To works. I also understand there are unresolved
problems with it.
Here's that link again:
This will be my last post on the subject, but please consider that MFT
is *not* a standard (and as far as I know hasn't shown up in an RFC
since the late '90s), supported by only a handful of MUAs... And the
(default), polite course of action has historically been not to CC folks
in mailinglist posts.
Enjoy your weekend,
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