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Re: [edlug] reply to in edlug ?

On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Stephanie Boyd wrote:

> > Just a request. how about changing the "reply to" in the mailing list
> > rules to the edlug mailing list instead of having to choose to reply
> > to all/group to get the message to the list.
> Hi,
> This comes into the category of one of those topics that people never agree
> on (holy war).  You might want to read these:
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> http://www.metasystema.org/essays/reply-to-useful.mhtml
> to get an idea of the reasons for/against reply-to munging, before backing
> away slowly....  
> Warning!  Here Be Dragons ;-)

And as the list owner I am not intending on doing it. It is hard enough 
dealing with the bounced spam; the bounced administrative messages; the 
bounced messages from people who aren't subscribed; without having to deal 
with mail loops from badly configured auto-responders.


Graeme Wood                                 Email: Graeme.Wood@xxx.xxx.xxx
Unix Systems Support                        Phone: +44 131 650 5003
The University of Edinburgh                 Fax:   +44 131 650 6552

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